From the time he was 7 years old, Inky Johnson knew he was destined to join the NFL. More than a dream, it was a conviction he harbored deep in his heart, and one that he knew would take work, sacrifice, and dedication to achieve. Driven to lift his family out of the abject poverty in which he was raised, he poured himself into a rigorous training regimen, relentless in his pursuit to master the skills he knew would help him leave the projects, attend college, and build a life of prosperity. Refusing to succumb to the hopelessness of his neighborhood, Inky invested fiercely in the positive forces in his life-his mother, his faith, and his Boys & Girls Club; his strategy seemed to be coming to fruition when his senior year at University of Tennessee he was named a top 30 NFL draft pick.
All of that changed the instant Inky suffered a life-threatening injury during his final game at University of Tennessee. The injury forced Inky to re-evaluate his life and determine who he was without football. Inky discovered the principles of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence he learned at his Boys & Girls Club remained relevant despite dashed dreams, and you are invited to join him as he shares his purpose at the GREAT Futures Celebration on May 9th benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA. For table information, call Adrienne Patterson at 706-504-4071.
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