NORFOLK (WAVY) – Kam Chancellor was all smiles on Saturday afternoon, as he hosted his annual “Bam Bam Spring Jam” Memorial Day Cookout on the plaza at Norfolk Scope.
Thanks to his Kam Cares Foundation, kids and their parents enjoyed free food and free entertainment. An event that began as a small gathering at Poplar Hall Park has now grown into one of the biggest events of the Memorial Day weekend.
A a nine-year NFL veteran, an All-Pro safety and a Super Bowl champion with the Seattle Seahawks, Chancellor says football is just his hobby. What’s always been more important is the message he continues to spread to the youth of his hometown.
“I was a kid one time and I remember how it felt out here when I didn’t have that hero to come back and actually touch and say what I wanted to him, talk about my future to him, show him my gift. I didn’t have that,” said Chancellor, who’s also hosting a concert at Scope and an afternoon of skating on Sunday, as part of his weekend.
“So, now to be in a position where you can allow kids to show their gift to exercise happiness, to exercise community, to exercise togetherness, to exercise love, being in a position to do that, it’s just awesome and it brings joy to my heart and joy to my eyes.”