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NFL brothers with local roots give back
CINCINNATI (Perry Schaible) -- Julian and Devier Posey are brothers who play in the NFL. Julian is a cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings and Devier a wide receiver for the Houston Texans.
The guys have come together to develop their own charitable organization focused right here in Cincinnati. The Posey brothers grew up in the Queen City and both played football for LaSalle High School.
Julian went on to play for Ohio University and Devier at the Ohio State.
Both Posey's play on Sunday's now, showing off the skills they learned here in Cincinnati.
So, when the guys decided to start a charitable organization they wanted to focus on the place that started it all.
"What better place than to give back to the place that gave so much to us," said Julian.
Julian and Devier say they couldn't have gotten this far without help from their family and coaches.
"The only way I know how to reciprocate that is to give back," said Devier.
They are working with Mom Julie on Pocket Full of Poseys, an organization that emphasizes the importance of nutrition in athletics.
"That's your fuel. So, you're either going to put unleaded, you're going to put regular or you're going to put premium. I would like to put premium. I may not be able to put premium in my car, but I'm going to put it in my body, " said Julian.
This weekend the Poseys will hold their first charitable event, a celebrity waiter fundraiser at the Montgomery Inn boathouse.
Guests will be served by NFL athletes. There will be silent auction items, and a question-and-answer session.
Then, on Saturday, the Posey's get to demonstrate what their foundation will do.
From 8:00 A.M. until 3:00 in the afternoon, they'll run a free football camp at Sawyer Point.
Julian said, "It's really exciting. We are a little nervous. We are hoping that people come out and that people latch on to our message of good nutrition and physical fitness. And understand how fun the combination of those two things are."
The Poseys will lead the camp, with help from other NFL players, college athletes and local coaches.
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