MarshawnLynch made a wonderful return to Oakland for the 2017 NFL season, and while he did well on the field, he continues to work wonders off of it.
When the Oakland Raiders brought Marshawn Lynch out of retirement for the 2017 season, it was a huge thing for the Oakland community. Lynch is from Oakland, and even though he played most of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, that did not stop him from helping out the community he grew up in.
For the last 12 years, Lynch has put together a football camp, which is pretty standard practice for pro players. However, what makes it not so standard is the fact that it is 100 percent free, and in 2018, he raised the bar even higher for his campers.
Not only did the kids get to come out and learn the game for free, thanks to Lynch and the Fam 1st Family Foundation, but all 500 campers got to go home with a new pair of cleats so they can continue to play the game. For all the negative talk that can surround NFL players, Lynch is one of those guys who is genuinely a tremendous human being.
A former standout at Cal, Lynch won a Super Bowl as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, where he established himself as one of the most punishing running backs in NFL history.
The hope is Lynch can lead the Raiders to a winning season in 2018, especially with how terrible the 2017 campaign turned out. Whether or not the Raiders finish .500, one thing is for sure, Lynch will continue to do amazing things in the Oakland community that he holds so dear.