New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and Harlem Globetrotters star TNT Maddox presented the Globetrotters' school initiative "ABCs of Bullying Prevention" to the International School of Louisiana in Metairie on Tuesday afternoon.
The two athletes showed the students how to demonstrate action, bravery, and compassion.
"It was fun a day and it's important message for the kids," Jordan said. "When you are young you might think something is a harmless joke but you have to think how others feel. TNT was great to work worth and I was happy to be a part of it."
Maddox and Jordan spoke to students in the school's gym. Following the words of wisdom, Maddox brought a few of the students to the court and showed everybody a few Globetrotter tricks.
The Globetrotters donated tickets in Jordan's name to his church's youth group for the Globetrotters game at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Known as the original "Ambassadors of Goodwill," the Globetrotters developed "The ABCs of Bullying Prevention" with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. The presentation uses the team's signature ball handling skills and humor – for a well –balanced presentation that informs and entertains. This program was designed in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence and covers three key ways kids can help reduce bullying in their communities.
"Cam and I talked to the kids to try and give them tips incase they come across bullying," Maddox said. "Honestly, it's been too big of an issue in our schools. We are trying to do a part and put a stop to it. We think it's important that kids understand bullying doesn't belong in schools. Schools are for fun and education. It's not fair to the kids who have to come to school in fear."
Cam Jordan and Harlem Globetrotters TNT Maddox presented a anti-bullying message at ISL ??? Jefferson Campus on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Photos by Alex Restrepo. (New Orleans Saints photos)