Redford Seahawks (Season 2, Episode 25) » Mitch Albom
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Air date: April 24, 2014

The Redford Seahawks do play football. They also teach and cheer and mentor and emphasize family — all creeds and colors. Chris M: A lot of these kids haven’t dealt with other races. We also get a lot of kids from Livonia Garden City of course Redford and Detroit so they are all mixed together and they become friends. Johnell W: The friends that they make now could be the future business owners or the future cultures of tomorrow. Mitch: You grew up in Detroit? Brian: I grew up in the city of Detroit Mitch: How many friends did you have that were any different than you? Brian: Actually not too many but when I when I grew up and went to college it was a total difference. Brian Davenport and Johnell White don’t want our kids to wait. They and others run the Seahawks all year round, for 150 young people, boys girls, all races and faiths because its not just about the football. Brian: We have you know I call it kicking sessions where they just tell us their day. Eazeke B: I think of the Redford Seahawks as a family. Hunter A: Black people or white people or whatever religion is its all fun. Brian: We run all year round because we feel like we want to keep our kids together. A lot of kids grow up without parents or one parent so it is a mentoring based program. You can’t just walk in and out of a kids life because its football season. At the end of the day kids are more open to things. A lot of them don’t even go to the same school not even in the same communities but if they see each other at they mall they like run up and like that’s my that’s my brother. Mitch: That makes you happy? Brian: Yeah that makes we very happy Mitch: Even happier than a win? Brian: Yeah I would rather see a kid happy than a win. A win is always good. That’s OK. By teaching our kids they are all one big family, the Redford Seahawks win every time they get together, scoring big for the heart of Detroit.

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