As someone who grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, it was a real treat when the Alabama Crimson Tide -- the current BCS National Football Champions -- came to the White House. But they did a lot more than meet with President Obama and give him a jersey (#1) and helmet (#13).
The Tide continued to roll with some much appreciated public service. As the President summed it up:
... the team met with a group of kids from one of D.C.'s roughest neighborhoods, and helped teach them about the importance of staying in school and making healthy choices. That's how champions act -– in football and in life. As Coach Bryant once said, "I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude." I think this team would make him proud, because they’ve got that winning attitude.
While they were at the White House, Alabama's head coach, Nick Saban, and Heisman trophy winner Mark Ingram took some time to share their thoughts about public service. Check them out in this video and then head over to Serve.gov to find out how you can make a difference in your community.