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Local Entrepreneur Fights to Save D.C. Youth Football Team's Season

July 23, 2018

By: Eyasu Delesa

"I couldn’t imagine what my life would have been between August and December without football keeping me busy."

Those are the words driving EAT CEO Malik Jarrett to raise money so that Northeast D.C.’s Rosedale Tigers youth football team can play this season.

Jarrett is recruiting help on social media, asking people around the DMV to match the $5,000 donation he's making from his EAT Nonprofit. 

The team needs $15,000 for 100 shoulder pads and helmets and the equipment has to be ordered by July 24 for the team to have their equipment by season's start, Jarrett says in a video on Instagram. 

"I feel like this is a call that us as a community can answer together," Jarrett says. 

Because of the short notice, the best way to help this cause is by Cash Apping Malik at $MalikEat.

I have never asked for anything but I’m asking everyone today----I just left the meeting and We need 15k by tomorrow for 100 boys in north east to be able to play football this year and not be in the streets. Football helped raise me and I couldn’t imagine what my life would have been between August and December without football keeping me busy. EAT cares(NPO) is donating 5K and looking for two businesses to match our donation. If you can help dm me so we can make this happen today! Please share if you can the community needs us this could provide so much motivation for those kids and that neighborhood. we will make it happen I’m just asking for some help any help my cash app is $MalikEAT lets not start digging in anyone’s pockets please ----

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