Some images from the Veterans Day Breakfast
Some images from the Veterans Day Breakfast
Mike and Carlos Dunlap partnered for the event and provided back to school supplies, blood pressure checks, bouncy houses and a water slide for over 400 families. They even had a dunking booth.
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(EPISODE 1) Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals runs his 6th annual youth football and motivational training camp in Selma, Alabama — a town famous for its past, hoping for a brighter future.
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HOMETOWN HEROES | Through My Eyes — Selma, AL
HOMETOWN HEROES | Camp Day
by Daniel Evans
originally published in the The Selma Times‑Journal
Michael Johnson’s 2015 NFL season looked like it might’ve been over before it even started.
Johnson went down on day one of Cincinnati Bengals’ training camp in August and was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury. It was a tough blow for the Selma native, who worked hard in the offseason so that he could bounce back from an injury-plagued season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“This is not the way it’s supposed to be,” Johnson said he remembers thinking. “But, it’s going to be OK. I’m going to rehab and I’m going to come back on fire.”
Agent90, signed autographs for a group called IT TAKES A VILLAGE that he sponsored to attend sunday’s game, where the Bengals brought the rumbling Jungle to Baltimore.
Agent90 also had the support of his family after the big win, WHO DEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carlos and Mike Johnson had a very successful Back-to School Fun Day. They provided bounce houses, water slides, obstacle courses, face painting, free food, free school supplies (donated by their teammates) and free eye exams and blood pressure screenings to over 300 kids and families in the communities.
Ohio Department of Public Safety photoshoot with Mike and his teammates gearing up to make this season a great one!!!!!
Children played dodgeball with water balloons, participated in sack races and took part in a kickball game at the Wallace Community College Selma gymnasium Saturday during the Michael Johnson Fun Fest.
Johnson seemed to be having as much fun as anyone.
The Selma native and Cincinnati Bengals defensive end was all smiles during the kickball game, which he played in and also served as his team’s first base coach. Although he showed he probably won’t be kicking field goals in the NFL any time soon, it was clear he was having a good time on a day focused around giving back to his hometown.
By Daniel Evans – Selma Times-Journal
Thanks to NFL star Michael Johnson, students at Martin Middle School will be able to enjoy a computer lab full of brand new equipment this upcoming school year.
Principal Queen Morrow and Michael’s mother Thomasene Johnson were among those on hand Monday as the school unveiled the new Michael D. Johnson Technology Center, which includes 24 brand new desktop computers, a promethean board, desks and chairs and a network printer.
the story also appeared on WSFA Channel 12 Montgomery:
MJ Fun Fest Sat. July 18
Who: Cincinnati Bengals player and Selma AL native Michael Johnson
What: Johnson has teamed up with Wallace State College and Sarrell Dentistry for an exciting 2nd Annual Michael Johnson Fun Fest. This event is family friendly and a great time for all ages. The admission is FREE, participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item!
When: Saturday July 18, 2015, 10am-4pm
Where: Wallace State College, Student Center, Selma, AL
Why: Michael Johnson continues to be a star both on and off the field as he gears up for his 2015 Fun Fest. This year he is particularly excited to have partnered with Wallace State College and Sarrell Dentistry. There will be free photos, face painting, games, music and activities that the whole family can enjoy for the simple admission of a non-perishable food item. His goal is to give back and continue to bring positive and enriching activities to his beloved hometown
For more information or to become a sponsor contact MJ 93-90 Fund at 334-419-3544. Media inquiries contact Trea Davenport at 678-327-8281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NFL Pro Returned to Tech Nearly Every Off Season Until Goal was Met
Even with rigors and rewards of being in a professional athlete, the studious, and steady Selma, Alabama native never lost sight of his educational goals or his promise to his mother. Michael was determined to complete his education no matter how long it took. The Cincinnati Bengals defensive end 1st enrolled at Tech in Fall, 05 thru Spring, 08 before being drafted my the NFL. He returned during his off seasons Spring semesters ’11, ’13 and finally this year at last earning his degree at the university he set out at.
Read the interview RamblinWreck.com with Michael Johnson about his journey back to school at Georgia Tech
MJ Makes Momma Proud!
That makes me feel like I also did as I promised to God, that I would do my best to raise him in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Says Mother, Mrs. Thomasene Johnson.
Selma, Al welcomed home with open arms its local hero Michael Johnson for the 6th Annual Football & Cheer Camp Weekend! Hundreds of kids from all over Alabama came to Memorial Stadium to learn different training techniques from Michael and his NFL friends and spend the day with one of their own who they can truly relate to and rely upon. The weekend was kicked off by educational and appreciation festivities around the city from Wallace Community College, to Arts Revive, Docs, WHBB & Alexander Broadcasting.
Published in Selma Times-Journal by Alaina Denean on April 18, 2015
Wide eyes and smiles appeared on the faces of more than 200 children Saturday as they listened to NFL star and Selma native Michael Johnson at Memorial Stadium.
Johnson, defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals and founder of the MJ93-90 foundation, made his way back to Selma for the sixth annual Michael Johnson football and cheer youth camp, where he taught the young players more than just on the field skills.
Published in Selma Times-Journal by Alaina Denean on April 17, 2015
NFL star and Selma native Michael Johnson made his way to the Queen City for his annual football and cheerleading camp. Leading up to the event, a reception was held for the sponsors of the camp.
With his camp and frequent donations, Johnson is always finding ways to give back to his hometown of Selma. This held true again when he made a $10,000 donation to the Selma Fire Department in honor of their fire prevention program.
MJ accepted the challenge by donating 50,000 airline miles to Make-A-Wish. Every mile donated helps wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support wishes across the country. This is just one simple way you can help grant a life-changing wish experience.