Reggie Bush of the Detroit Lions visited A.L. Holmes on Monday, October 21, as a part of the Playworks Program, a school partner since 2010.
During Bush’s visit, he joined lunchtime recess outside with Playworks coach, Antoine Jones, and his group of junior coaches. Bush played football with third, fourth and fifth graders and again with sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.
Bush conversed with the students, encouraged them as they played and offered guidance to everyone who participated. He high-fived every student as they passed by to return to class when recess was over. Bush said he will continue to support Playworks because of the importance of playing organized sports.
As the visit concluded, Bush autographed photos and a football for the school. Holmes staff said that his visit was an exhilarating experience and students went home with smiles on their faces and a copy of his autographed photo in their hands.