Quick Guide Quicker Guide
LBUSD Logo for Print
LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

A-Z Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

search topic

Quick Guide Access to the LBUSD Parent Portal Access to the LBUSD Student Portal Access to the LBUSD Employee Portal Wednesday, April 23

Newsroom

Newsroom - Image
Informacion En EspanolInformacion En EspanolInformation in KhmerText size selectorsmall text sizemedium text sizelarge text size

Former NFL Greats Lunch with Students

1/10/13

View Larger Image

Former NFL Greats Lunch with Students

PEP SQUAD – Former NFL players Damon Dunn, Ryan Nece and Sam Cunningham spoke to students about resilience during a holiday luncheon at Rancho Los Alamitos, where classmates from LBUSD’s Bethune Transitional Center enjoyed a field trip. Photo by Justin Rudd.

More than 60 students, including classmates from the Bethune Transitional Center for  homeless students, were treated to a holiday luncheon, inspiring words from former NFL players, goody-filled backpacks and other gifts during a recent field trip to the newly renovated Rancho Los Alamitos historical site.

Former NFL players Damon Dunn, Ryan Nece and Sam Cunningham spoke to students about the importance of resilience and overcoming adversity.  During the talk, the rapt audience got a close-up look at Nece’s Superbowl ring, passing the sparkling piece of jewelry from row to row so everyone could try the “bling” on for size.

Providing the backpacks for the occasion was 15-year-old Zachary Bonner, a Tampa, Florida resident whose Little Red Wagon Foundation has distributed more than 6,000 backpacks to homeless youth.  The backpacks are filled with food, personal hygiene kits and other supplies.  Bonner has walked more than 4,200 miles to raise awareness about the plight of homeless youth, including a walk from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean (learn more at littleredwagonfoundation.com).

The annual LBUSD Superintendent’s Luncheon for Bethune students was coordinated by Mike Murray, director of government affairs for Verizon.  Murray also is a past president and long-time board member of the Long Beach Education Foundation.

Long Beach Unified School District • 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach CA 90810 • (562) 997-8000 • www.lbschools.net