Thursday, August 30, 2007

Browns' McGinest still true to Poly - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Browns linebacker Willie McGinest is one of the many Long Beach Poly, Calif., graduates who went on to play for the University of Southern California, then moved on to the NFL.

"I had a good time at [Long Beach Poly]," said McGinest...

...Long Beach Poly players, has taken to heart what Jackrabbits coaches constantly preached: give back to the school and the community.

He's established the Willie McGinest Freedom School, a program that aims to provide social and cultural enrichment for neighborhood youth.

In 2005, Long Beach's city council declared May 3 to be recognized as "Willie McGinest Day" every year in recognition of his charitable efforts and civic involvement...

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