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Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon's Hope in a Backpack 2013
July 22, 2013

To read the full article by The Giving Athlete, click here.

Most kids wouldn’t get too thrilled at the prospect of going to school in July, but that’s exactly what students at KIPP Vision Primary School did last week in Atlanta. 

Hundreds of inner-city, low-income elementary schoolers gathered at KIPP wearing bright purple and green shirts as participants in the 2013 Hope in a Backpack program.

Weatherspoon and a team of volunteers from Walmart, the program’s sponsor, spoke to the kids about the importance of education and provided each child with a new backpack filled with pencils, folders, and other essential supplies for September. Weatherspoon even showed off his moves, dancing and laughing as music played through the cafeteria’s speakers.

Hope in a Backpack is sponsored by Sean Weatherspoon’s foundation “A Spoonful of Hope.” The foundation’s mission is to “provide low income and inner-city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential.” Find out more about the foundation at