San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Arik Armstead has spent his time away from the field helping underserved children gain access to better education, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Leataata Floyd Elementary School is a little more than a mile from the Tower Theater, a well-known landmark in downtown Sacramento. But on one of Arik Armstead’s visits to this school in his hometown, he realized that for some students, their view of the world didn’t even reach as far as a city staple that’s just a short distance away. Most students live in two affordable housing complexes adjacent to the school, he says, their daily lives largely confined to a pocket of the city tucked next to Interstate-5.
“They don’t have a lot of opportunities and examples of what they could do in the future with their lives,” Armstead says. “They see the same things every day, so I wanted to
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