Cornerback Tracy Porter may have spent the last four seasons in New Orleans, but he’s wasting no time injecting himself into the Colorado community.
In 2011, the state of Louisiana was ranked 5th for the fattest state in the United States according to Calorie Lab. 31.3% of its population is considered obese while and astounding 66.4% of its population is obese or overweight.
That’s why Porter founded the Pick 6 Foundation. Pick 6 is an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.
The Tracy Porter Pick 6 Foundation is a Louisiana-based 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity by encouraging young people to get active and stay healthy. Through community partnerships, the Pick 6 Foundation works to provide underprivileged youth with support systems, enrichment, and mentoring activities to better themselves through academics and recreation. - Tracy Porter Pick 6 Foundation
Porter is bringing this program to Colorado, traveling around the state to educate children about eating healthy, exercising, and making other healthy choices.
Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter will visit Alamosa and the San Luis Valley on July 20-21 as he officially kicks off his Tracy Porter Pick 6 Foundation in Colorado.
He is making several appearances in the San Luis Valley starting on Friday, July 20 where he will meet with children attending summer camp at the Boys and Girls Club of San Luis Valley in Alamosa.
On Saturday, July 21 Porter will be in Manassa and ride in the Manassa Pioneer Celebration Parade. Fans can see him riding atop a fire truck driven by the volunteer fire firefighters from La Jara.
That same day, he will have two autograph sessions the first being from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Weiss Dry Cleaners, located at 627 Main Street in Alamosa while the second one will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bank Shot Sports Bar, located at 1212 8th Street in Alamosa. - Eric R. Flores (Valley Courier)
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the U.S. is on target for 42% of its population to be obese by 2030. Porter is doing his part to stop that along with pushing the Broncos secondary to be on of the best in the NFL.
Porter had 52 tackles, 1 interception, and 2 forced fumbles with the Saints in 2011.