Recently acquired tight end Vernon Davis will be partnering with The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) for the 13th Annual Art and Soul Charity Auction scheduled to take place on Friday, June 3, at the Silver Spring Civic Center.
This year's theme for the event is "Life as Art," which embraces the idea that art heals and that creating beauty can make one feel valuable.
NCCF announced their recent partnership with The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts (VDFA) in late April. Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Executive Director of NCCF, spoke about how Davis is the "perfect partner" for this event, saying his successful journey from humble beginnings and reliance on art make a good impression on the students.
This event will also act as a homecoming for Davis, a Dunbar High School graduate and former Maryland Terrapin, while celebrating art students.
"Our youth will be thrilled as we welcome him home," Chapman said.
The Super Bowl champion established this foundation to promote art education and art appreciation among the youth. His foundation believes art is vital to social development and represent a positive alternative for youth handling stress.
Davis talked about what he wanted to convey through this event.
"Growing up in Washington, D.C., it was tough to pursue your dreams and the dream in my heart was always to pursue the arts," Davis said. "I want to help young people find new ways to express themselves, to lift their spirits, and fulfill their dreams through arts education."
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets ($75) can be purchased by vising www.nccf-cares.com/attend-our-events/.