SAINTS SAFETY ROMAN HARPER SPENDS BYE WEEK AS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

SAINTS SAFETY ROMAN HARPER SPENDS BYE WEEK AS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Roman Harper surprises Belle Chasse High School students when he shows up as their substitute teacher

 

NEW ORLEANS (October 5, 2016)– Today, Safety Roman Harper of the New Orleans Saints spent Wednesday, October 5, 2016 of the Saints bye week substitute teaching local students at Belle Chasse High School.

“The kids and staff really had no idea that I was coming. One of the students in my first block class- sociology, asked if this was going to be like Oprah and there were free i-pads under their desks.” said Roman, “I have a new found respect for teachers. The day was very rewarding but also very tiresome. I truly learned more from the kids than they learned from me. Although, ten plus years have passed since I was sitting in a high school classroom, the structure of a high-schooler has remained the same.”

Roman’s visit to Belle Chasse High School began at 7:30AM in the principal’s office to go over his schedule for the day. Before word of the new substitute Mr. Harper made its way around the school, there were a group of sociology students who experienced the surprise of their school year. From there, Roman “taught” English I, Algebra, General Tech, and Psychology. Mr. Harper did not show up at the school empty-handed, he brought 300 pizzas for the largest pizza party he has ever hosted. The day ended with an assembly in which he gave one last pep-talk and thanked the school for allowing him to visit.

For additional information about Roman Harper and his foundation Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation visit www.hope41.org  

ABOUT HARPER’S HOPE 4*1 FOUNDATION:

A 501c3 not-for-profit whose mission can be summed up by quoting Frederick Douglass when he said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation continuously aims to build strong children through a variety of mentorship opportunities, educational programs, extra-curricular activities, and monetary assistance. For more information about all of Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundations outreach programs visit www.hope41.org

"Hope For Tomorrow" 3rd Annual, Celebrity Servers Dinner

Hope for Tomorrow will gather 220 guests, including the who's who of Charlotte, professional athletes, and celebrities on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Fahrenheit. The event will be hosted by Kurt Coleman, Carolina Panther's Safety, and his Panthers teammates.

The Event highlights Harper's Hope 4*1 Foundation. Harper's Hope 4*1 Foundation continues to empower and motivate today's youth in order to position them to be tomorrow's leaders.

The goal of the night is to raise money for Harper's Hope 4*1 Foundation. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by celebrity introduction, dinner and silent and live auction. Throughout the evening, these personalities are willing to do just about anything in the name of charity.

EVENT DETAILS

  •      Location: Fahrenheit - 222 S Caldwell St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  •      Time:  6:00pm Cocktail Reception and 7:00pm Dinner

CONCEPT

     A benefit dinner with Carolina Panthers players to raise funds for Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation and its programs.

  •      All food and wines are to be donated
  •      Live Auction & Silent Auction
  •      Carolina Panthers Players will be in attendance as celebrity servers
  •      Approximately 220 guests
  •      Music & Entertainment
  •     21 and up only event