I’ve been in their shoes and I wanted them to know that I could relate. Hopefully that hour and a half will stick with them for some time.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Antoine Bethea, safety for the Indianapolis Colts, hosted his 2nd annual holiday mentoring dinner at Morton’s Steak House on Monday, December 17th. The veteran mentor started the event last year through his nonprofit organization, the Safe Coverage Foundation to address real life issues that many student athletes face off the field. Bethea invited twelve members of Ben Davis High School’s football team as this year’s special guests to join him for an unforgettable evening.
The fine dining event is one of many initiatives Bethea organizes through his Safe Coverage Foundation. He established SCF to provide resources to underprivileged youth and encourage higher education, especially among young men. Since entering the league, Bethea has been adamant about using his position as an NFL player and a role model to positively impact the lives of young people in his communities.
Bethea wanted to ensure that the evening was truly a one of a kind experience, starting with limo transportation courtesy of Aadvanced Limousine from the school to Morton’s. Once they arrived, he greeted the group in Morton’s private boardroom. The group dined on a specially customized menu designed to provide a true fine dining experience with the selections including many of Morton’s exceptional entrees. During the dinner, Bethea centered the conversation on making good choices and setting goals. The lively conversation covered a range of topics and Bethea stressed the importance of attaining an education.
“We started this last year and although I look forward to all of our SCF programs, this is one of my favorites”, said Bethea. “We had a great time! We talked, laughed and joked but at the same time my priority was to encourage and motivate them. I’ve been in their shoes and I wanted them to know that I could relate. Hopefully that hour and a half will stick with them for some time.”
Video from the dinner can be viewed here, http://bit.ly/UM50TK.