KC Chiefs fans can glimpse Jamaal Charles in Texas

Jamaal Charles(notes) is a young and potent running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. He also cares about the youth in his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas. From May 21-22, 2011, teams can participate in an eight-on-eight flag football tournament in Port Arthur for a $200 registration fee. That ends up being $25 per person.

Charles will also be playing in a game with some other NFL players. Play starts at 9 a.m. both days. The Beaumont Enterprise reports Charles' team will play around 10 a.m. on May 21. The field is located at Adams Park on 60th Street in Port Arthur. The winning team gets $1,000, a trophy and t-shirts. Second place gets just t-shirts.

Chiefs vs. Bills in 2009.
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Spectators are encouraged to watch and mingle with the NFL players present who are from the area. Earl Thomas(notes) of the Seattle Seahawks is also scheduled to make an appearance as will Danny Gorrer(notes) and James Johnson(notes), all of whom are from Port Arthur or the surrounding area.

All proceeds go towards the Jamaal Charles Family Foundation, an organization that works with youth in Port Arthur. It will be a family event at the park, so make a day out of it and see some great football.

Jamaal Charles is well-loved by Chiefs fans and Port Arthur should be proud of their native son. He's a blue-collar NFL running back that makes everyone around him look good. He nearly set an NFL record in yards per rush in 2010-11 as he was the leading rusher on one of the NFL's top rushing offenses.

Unlike other running backs of the past (who will remain nameless Larry Johnson(notes)), Charles knows what is expected of him and works hard for everything he does. For such a young man to not only excel in the NFL but also be cognizant and humble enough to give back to his hometown, he is a treasure for Kansas City and Texas fans alike.

We don't mind sharing Charles with Texas, as long as Kansas City can have him back when the NFL season starts in September. When the NFL and players are worried about their season even starting, it's inspiring to see some NFL players such as Charles who devote time to giving back to their community.

William Browning is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs after latching on to the team during the lean years of St. Louis football. Born in St. Louis, he is also a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. He currently resides in Branson, Mo.

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Updated Thursday, May 19, 2011