TAVON MASON LOVES THE KIDS FOUNDATION
Tavon Mason speaking to a group of young people
THIS FORMER WIDE RECEIVER FOR THE NY JETS HAS DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO HELPING OTHERS AND HE ABSOLUTELY LOVES THE KIDS
My time spent speaking with Tavon Mason was nothing short of enjoyable. This young man has a heart of gold and to hear him speak about the children in his life, those whom he has adopted almost as his own, you would think that he was somehow biologically related. Not only is he committed and personally vested in helping to improve the lives of these children, but he has turned his passion for doing all that he can into a foundation that emphasizes education and athleticism on a very different level.
He stresses to his children that they are somebody and they don’t have to be into something sports related in order to be. In fact, when giving his motivational speeches, Tavon brings his Jersey, he brings his football cards, but he is also never without his degree in tow. He says he wants to stress to the children the importance of an education, of a back up plan, and of pursuing a career that’s achievable when life after sports begins to happen.
Tavon explained to me that even when he had the opportunity to play football, he was never one that got into the glitz and glamor of it all. He said that he always knew there was more to the sport and life than just the fame, money, and the attention.
Aside from his charitable attributes and community service, Tavon has managed to grace the entertainment scene as well. He has been a guest speaker on various radio stations and has been the featured entertainment for night life events. Tavon made his television debut, appearing on “The Wire” alongside Hollywood star Idris Elba. Tavon has been a body double for Cuba Gooding, Jr. for the film “The Way of War” directed by John Carter. He was casted in an NFLTM original movie promoting being a good role model and peer. He has even graced the EA Sports© NCAA Football 2012 Interactive Video Game by holding the record for the longest kickoff return. In 2011, Mason was a spokesman for Russell Athletics for the All-Pro Dad’s Day held at the Baltimore Ravens Stadium.
This All-American sensation, father and humanitarian, has consistently impacted the world by following his dreams and continues to dream bigger with every waking moment. “I never say that I can’t. I don’t ever want to limit myself, but I remain humble”, says Mason. The future holds nothing but endless possibilities and great rewards for Tavon achieving extraordinary heights.