Friday, May 24, 2013

Ray Lewis plans to climb tallest mountain in world

Retired NFL linebacker Ray Lewis has tackled a lot of obstacles throughout his career and life. But his newest obstacle may be the tallest of them all.

In June, the former Baltimore Raven will attempt to scale 19,341 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest freestanding mountain on the planet. Lewis is doing so in an effort to raise money and awareness for clean water projects in the needy areas of Africa.

"In one month, I will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money and awareness for clean water projects in East Africa," Lewis wrote on his Lockerdome page. "I am so FIRED UP for this adventure, but until then, I need your help to bring clean water wells to thousands of children and families. Show your support by following my TackleKili journey, spreading the word, and donating to TackleKili."

A website has been created where fans can go to donate money toward the good cause. Lewis has also set up a Twitter account to document the highlights of the journey. Good stuff.

Did anyone else think back to this Saturday Night Live skit of Lewis when you first read about this story? I sure know I did. It's priceless.

Via Eye on Football

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