While they are busy in-season, utilizing their speed to try to steal passes from opposing quarterbacks, six members of the New Orleans Saints secondary (CB Greg Fassitt, CB Randall Gay, CB Jabari Greer, CB Tracy Porter, S Pierson Prioleau and S Chip Vaughn) slowed down enough on Monday to appear at two Baton Rouge Area schools on Monday.
The group visited Brusly Elementary School to participate in a grand opening of its newly constructed playground. Gay, a native of Brusly, whose son Randall III attends the school played a key role in helping the idea get off the ground. After the school hosted a community play day last summer, the LSU product along with the club helped administrators apply for a $10,000 grand from NFL Play 60, the National Football League's youth fitness campaign. He also provided some Saints items to be raffled along with the other fundraising efforts that other parents and school officials took part in. The result was a brand new playground for which Gay and five of his teammates attended Monday's ribbon cutting.
While visiting the Baton Rouge area, Porter, a native of neighboring Port Allen, brought Gay and their four other teammates to Port Allen Elementary School. One of the many heroes of Super Bowl XLIV, with his fourth quarter 74 yard interception return for a touchdown, Porter attended the school as a youth. He and his teammates in the backfield visited with students, spoke about the importance of education and signed autographs.