News

Print
RSS

WR Rod Streater Visited iFLY With High Aspiration Students in Kansas City

Posted Jun 23, 2016

The wideout continued his community efforts in connection with his Rod Streater Foundation

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rod Streater continued his community efforts on Tuesday morning by taking a group of about 20 students from the High Aspirations program to iFLY Kansas City.

The staff at iFLY taught the students about the atmosphere before allowing them to simulate real sky diving in its on-site chamber.

At the event, Streater went up in the air right along with the students.

“It was cool,” Streater explained, “kind of getting in to it was a little intense—a little intimidating, but it was cool. I think the kids had a lot of fun, and the experiences for a first time with them was awesome.”

High Aspirations, according to its website, was founded in 2004, and is a program that serves the social, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of African American males ages 8 to 18.

“They're a great group,” Streater said of High Aspirations. “They've been really pushing the kids to get out there. They let the kids be kids. That's the big thing. Let their imagination go, and they're not putting too many rules on them. They're just letting them have fun and enjoy themselves.

“With the kids being here, I think they really learned a lot and really had a lot of fun today, and really connected with them.”

Henry Wash, the president of High Aspirations, explained how important it is for the children in his program to have people like Streater to look up to as they grow into adults.

“The boys really talk about Chiefs players all the time, so this was a marvelous opportunity we just couldn't pass up,” he said. “Rod's a good role model to talk to these boys about education and entrepreneurship, just two of our focuses with our young men.”

Tuesday’s event was the third Streater has held in Kansas City since arriving to the Chiefs this offseason. Through his “Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There and Everywhere” program, he’s taken kids to the Rabbit Hole, First Fridays and now iFly Kansas City.

“There’s a lot of awesome things to do out here,” Streater said. “It's going to be hard to top this event, but we're going to try to find some more cool things to do and see what else Kansas City has to offer.”

^ TOP ^


FAN COMMENTS