Houston Texan Justin Reid visits Hildebrandt Athletes
On Tuesday, young Hildebrandt athletes got to experience a rare treat. Houston Texan’s football player Justin Reid spoke to a gym full of young Klein ISD athletes on retaining true character when adversity strikes. Following the inspirational message, Reid opened the floor for a Q&A to those in attendance.
“I hope our student athletes leave this event with a sense of what it takes to achieve their goals, dreams, and how to build strong character,” Principal Lauren Marti said.
Principal Lauren Marti, Campus Athletic Coordinator Marcus Dickie, and four Hildebrandt football players met Reid at the front entrance of the intermediate school as he arrived.
Immediately following the session Reid graciously signed autographs, cleats, jerseys, and hats for the student athletes. This will be a lasting experience for many students to take with them for the remainder of their life.
“I think this is an opportunity of a lifetime for most of these kids who may not get the chance to see a professional athlete, but he also gives them something to shoot for in the future,” Campus Athletic Coordinator Marcus Dickie said.
Following the football team’s recent win, Reid says he is hoping this inspirital session will keep the momentum going and motivate the players both on and off the field and in their future endeavors.
“It feels really good to come out here and talk to kids,” Reid said, “I remember how special it was when someone who was a public figure and idol had come and talked to me, and how much that meant to me when I was a kid. It really feels fulfilling to go out and do the same thing for the next generation of athletes that is coming behind me.”
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