Eric born and raised in Boynton Beach, FL where he enjoyed a successful career as an athlete at Santaluces High School playing football and running track, where he recognize as one of Florida’s top athletes. This led to him earning a full athletic scholarship to Indiana University.
While running track at Indiana University, Eric was a 2 Time Big Ten qualifier In-doors & Out-doors, and the Penn Relays Long Jump Champion. While playing football Eric was part of 2 Bowl games, Independence Bowl & the Copper Bowl Champion. In 1996 Eric join Green Bay Packers which in his rookie year would go on and win a Super Bowl with the Packers. Late he would go on to play with Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.
The Eric Matthews Foundation was organized for the purpose of serving our youth through sports. Eric Matthews Foundation mentoring program is about developing trust, building relationships, increased learning and exposing the children to opportunities that they might not otherwise be afforded. Aspects of each of these factors can be found and are present in everything that we do whether it’s exposure to influential people, field trips, sports activities, the importance of education and “ down to earth” honest advice. Mentoring actually affects each individual person can be different; however the impact can be far reaching and the benefits can span a life time. We believe this will build a community to help create a safer and more nurturing and supportive environment. Our community outreach services are dedicated to putting this mission into action by providing a full range of charitable, human service, and community development activities.
Niya Brown Matthews is a Licensed Life Coach, Best Selling Author/Motivational Speaker, Radio Host of her own show Soulfood Sessions with Niya at Hot Noize Radio, 2 time Breast Cancer Survivor, Ambassador for Ford Warriors in Pink, and 17 year Real Estate Professional. She writes inspiring self help books to empower others overcome their life obstacles and challenges in order to become successful in Life, Love & Career. She attended East Carolina University and is married to retired Super Bowl Champion Eric Matthews (Packers) and they are very active in the Atlanta community.
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