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Making moves on and off the field. NFL Draftee becomes Mayor of Tampa for the day.

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Making moves on and off the field. NFL Draftee becomes Mayor of Tampa for the day.

February 17
04:55 2021
Mark your calendars… KJ Sails is preparing to be the honorary Mayor of Tampa, Florida on February 18, 2021.

Tampa – KJ Sails is a born leader who only wants the best for his community. 

Born and raised in Ybor City/Central Park Village, Sails is a true inspiration to the Tampa Community. The love KJ has for his community is hard to put into words. 

As KJ Sails prepares for the 2021 NFL Draft, concerns regarding his community are always close to his heart; a characteristic that makes this football player something special. 

Sails hopes to one day actually become the Mayor of Tampa. He believes this is the best possible way to give back to his community. 

So, in the meantime, what’s the best way to prepare for this role? By being the honorary Mayor of Tampa for a day. On February 18th, Sails will be meeting with current Mayor, Jane Castor, who will introduce Sails to the day-to-day regimen of being the Mayor.

Sails’ schedule is already filling up. He plans to meet with the Police Athletic League (PAL), an organization that focuses on affordable after school and athletic programs to Tampa’s youth. PAL also partners with the police department to ensure a safe environment for the youth community. 

Sails will be attending a lunch scheduled with all the city leaders.  He will also participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Castor. 

When it comes to community involvement, Sails is no stranger. In 2020, Sails organized a silent unity walk through what used to be Central Park Village to honor the lives of Martin Chambers and George Floyd. 

Over 900 people participated. It was a true walk through history. His message is one of diversity. His goal is to get every race working together as one. 

It’s obvious that  Sails is a true role model and deeply cares for his community. Additionally, he is an incredible athlete and a loyal team member. His uplifting spirit is contagious and can instantly bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

This is what Sails represents. 

KJ Sails only wants to do what is good for the world. His hunger to help is undeniable. His love for the people of Tampa is contagious.

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