Delray native and San Diego Charger Brandon Flowers recently showed his alma mater Atlantic Community High School support when he hosted a Back to School Bash.
Local students received back packs filled with goodies to help them prepare for a successful school year. They got to take photos with the NFL star and join him on stage for games and music.
We caught up with Flowers and asked him what inspired him to host the event.
Here is what he had to say about coming home to Delray Beach:
“It’s just something I wanted to do for the community,” Flowers said of the event. “I want to restore how much education is important today. Every generation loses sight of how important education is.”
He said his time at Atlantic High is where he made friends for life.
“High school is better than the NFL to me,” he said, adding that when you play high school football you’re playing with the kids you grew up with.
Flowers said he wants kids to be excited for school.
“I want to make school fun,” he said. “I want to challenge them to do more and do better in school.”
While, he calls the West Coast home during football season, he said he comes home as soon as the season is over.
“This is where I am from,” he said.