Junior defensive end Malik Herring put on a "kids fun day" event at the Monroe County Rec Department which featured free food, a water balloon fight, a water slide, and even played kickball. And Herring participated and did not go easy on the kids.
Herring said he got the idea when he returned home back in May and saw too many kids in the neighborhood not doing anything. So he wanted to create a fun day for his community to give them a great time while giving back to the people who have supported him throughout his life.
"You know I saw kids like outside on the porch just bored. So I called my mom and was like 'hey mom we gotta do something for the kids, they don't have anything to do," Herring said. "I just wanted to have something for the kids to give back, and give them something we never had growing up. Everything I do I feel like I wouldn't have gotten here without my community, they all supported me throughout it all, with my ups and downs. I just want to give back and show them that I really appreciate what they have done for me."