Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, string given in /home4/jpfound/public_html/wp-content/themes/muse/backend/inits/init-widgets.php on line 146

Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, string given in /home4/jpfound/public_html/wp-content/themes/muse/functions.php on line 1851
Jarrett Payton shares the lessons his father instilled in him ‹ Jarrett Payton Foundation

Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, string given in /home4/jpfound/public_html/wp-content/themes/muse/toolbar-header.php on line 46

On June 3, I will be representing my father, Walter Payton, at a Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner at The Glen Club in Glenview. I will be surrounded by 17 Hall of Famers, all of whom will be in town to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Illinois and to promote the positive values of sports — values that were once instilled in me by my dad. When I was growing up, he constantly stressed the importance of hard work, studying the game and practicing until perfection. These values have helped me immeasurably throughout my life — and to do something at age 12 that no child had done before me.

Twenty years ago this August, I inducted my father into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. My dad told me what I was doing 2 ½ months before we were to go to Canton, Ohio, for the ceremony. I didn’t understand the magnitude of what he was asking.

Read Full Article

No comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Reply