Michael Bennett Tackles Topics of Sports, Inequality at Princeton University
From an early age, Michael Bennett was taught the value and importance that family, nutrition and work ethic play in leading a productive lifestyle. Having grown up in a lower income community, he saw first-hand how difficult it was for his friends and family to maintain an active and healthy way of life and this became the driving force behind his work with The Bennett Foundation.
On March 11, Michael was invited to Princeton University for the Sports, Race, and Society lecture series, the goal of which is to build a connection between African American studies and the Princeton athletics department. Throughout his conversation with the chair of the Department of African American Studies, Bennett addressed topics of inequality and the NFL as a platform to fight social justice causes such as women’s rights and Black Lives Matter.
These issues are at the very core of The Bennett Foundation and what it stands for. We are dedicated in our pursuit of making a lasting and positive impact on the well-being of those who may not have adequate resources or the knowledge to do so for themselves. Health and sports go hand in hand and The Bennett Foundation believes in providing – through the development of nutrition, social equity and sports programming – the opportunities necessary for all underserved children and their families to lead successful and fulfilling lives.