Former Detroit Lions DB Don Carey retired from the NFL a couple of seasons ago and found his way back into the spotlight, running for City Council! Which isn’t a surprise as Carey was recognized for his off the field work as he was nominated as Detroit Lions Walter Payton Man of The Year!
“Beyond grateful to have fulfilled my dream of playing in the NFL. Now it’s time to turn the page for a new chapter in my life. My wife and I have dedicated our lives to the service of our communities. We are excited to continue to work in Chesapeake as we seek to earn your vote in this upcoming 2020 city council race,” said Don Carey III.
For the past several years, Don and his wife have led a nonprofit organization called the REECH Foundation, which stands for Reaching, Education and Empowering Children.
Last year, over 300 young men and women, ages six to 17 enjoyed a free event that included football drills with NFL players outside on the field, while learning and interacting with local companies from the Hampton Roads area in the STEAM industry inside of Joe Echols Hall.