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Author: via Athletes for Charity Posted: 2/28/2014

San Diego, CA – On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ryan Lindley, Quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, will visit Alpine Elementary School. Lindley will assume mock Principal duties for the day at his former elementary school and spend his time reading to select classes and providing the students with helpful tips on how to excel academically.

“I am looking forward to visiting the current students of Alpine Elementary,” states Lindley.  “I have been afforded a wonderful opportunity to play for the NFL and enjoy reaching back to inspire kids to realize their own dreams.”

Ryan has visited Alpine Elementary on several occasions to participate in their community read-in events and recently donated sporting equipment for the students to use at the playground.  This will be his first time serving as Principal for a Day.

"We are very excited and appreciative that one of our hometown heroes is taking time out of his schedule to visit our school.   It is important for our youth to have positive role models,” states Jon McEvoy, principal of Alpine Elementary School.  “On a personal note, I am ecstatic that Ryan has the intestinal fortitude to volunteer as 'Principal for the Day.'  Maybe I can use the opportunity to work on my golf game (LOL)."

ABOUT RYAN LINDLEY
A native of Alpine, CA, Ryan Lindley attended Alpine Elementary School, Joan MacQueen Middle School, and El Capitan High School in Lakeside, where he played both football and baseball.  He is a graduate of San Diego State University and subsequently realized his childhood dreams when he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cardinals.

ABOUT ALPINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Alpine Elementary is one of three elementary schools within the Alpine School District.  The school was founded in 1953 and prides itself on being the oldest school in Alpine. The school currently serves grades 1 through 5 and enrollment is at approximately 400 students.

Contact:  Cathleen C. Laporte
Phone:  917-523-0491
Email: info@athletesforcharity.com

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