Isaac Bruce, Ozzie Smith doing good for the city

At STLSportsPage.com we like to promote charity and report on athletes doing good in the area. This week both Ozzie Smith and Isaac Bruce, two of the biggest stars in St. Louis participated in events giving back to the community.

Ozzie Smith

Baseball Hall of Famer and St. Louis Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith joined Grassroots Baseball yesterday afternoon for a youth clinic at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis.

The 15-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glove winner spoke with the group of 40 or so children about the importance of always trying your best, presented each with a new Rawlings glove and baseball, and led the group in a game of catch.

IsaacIsaac Bruce

Isaac Bruce will host the Flag Football Challenge on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the former Rams Park. Corporate teams will take part in the ultimate fantasy football experience. Celebrity coaches will be helping teams in a five-on-five flag football tournament. The event is free for spectators and open to the public.

The event will benefit the Isaac Bruce Foundation, started in 2006 which focuses on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education.  Through the Foundation, Isaac reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle with a focus on education.

Twelve corporate teams will compete in a team-building event to benefit the Isaac Bruce Foundation. The tournament will include teams from Mercy, Ameren Corporation, Edward Jones, Zoie LLC, Mantality, Team Gateway To A Cure, WILsquare Capital, Elite Orthopedics, Genesis Pharmacy Services, Ryan Kelley the Home Loan Expert, and Scott Air Force Base.  Through the power of play, teams will prepare, execute, compete, and celebrate together in a great atmosphere.

 Between the lines, the wide receiver is a future Hall of Famer, gaining more than 15,000 receiving yards and scoring 91 touchdowns during his 14 seasons with the Rams and two seasons with the 49ers.  He retired as No. 2 all-time on the NFL Receiving Yards list and No. 5 on the NFL Receptions list.  His number 80 was retired by the Rams in 2010.

Schedule:

Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

9 a.m. – Pool play games begin with all 12 teams competing

10:30 a.m. – $5,000 Isaac Bruce Foundation Scholarship presented by Ameren Corporation awarded to graduating St. Louis senior with check presentation

11:30 a.m. –Break for lunch and tailgating

12:30 p.m. – Single elimination tournament

3 p.m. – Championship begins

 

Photo Credits: Ozzie Smith photo by Jean Fruth; Isaac Bruce photo courtesy Isaac Bruce Foundation.

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