Mark Ingram Has The Edge; Providing $10,000 To Help Benefit Youth Sports In New Orleans

Mark Ingram Has The Edge; Providing $10,000 To Help Benefit Youth Sports In New Orleans

The Saints running back has teamed up with Microban 24 to donate $ 10,000 to the 18th Ward Sports Club in New Orleans, a non-profit organization that provides high quality and inexpensive youth sports programs in New Orleans. "My main concern is to give it back to the community and to protect it," Ingram told CBS Sports. During the pandemic, spraying surfaces and killing bacteria prevents the spread of COVID-19 in the club - providing children with a safe haven to participate in youth sports. "The 18th Ward Sports Club works with children between the ages of four and eight and provides high quality programs and trained coaches to keep children entertained and learn the basic skills to make them feel successful in the sport." 

Less than 20% of children in Orleans Parish are active in sports and children from low-income families are 30% less likely to participate. According to the 18th Ward Sports Club, 40% of teenage girls do not play sports, compared to 25% of teenage boys. Ingram wants the percentage to increase and more children to take part in youth sports. Bacterial protection could increase youth participation during a pandemic, which is part of Ingram's mission to encourage more children to play sports.

"They do a great job of helping children play sports and play football," Ingram said.

Source: CBS Sports