Ray Lewis Announces Plan to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Aims to Raise Money for Clean Water Projects

Ray LewisLet’s just get the deer antler spray jokes out of the way early: If it’s good for playing football, it’s got to be good for climbing mountains.

Now, seriously: Ray Lewis has announced that he will be climbing a mountain soon — and not any old mountain. The former Ravens linebacker says he plans to hike the famed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The goal is to raise money and awareness for clean water projects in East Africa, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Lewis is calling the effort “TackleKili” and is raising money on his website, with supporters able to choose from several options to help him toward his goal. Those who register on the site could win the grand prize: a Ravens helmet signed by Lewis.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is known for more than its name — at 19,000 feet above sea level, it’s the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Perhaps it was just a matter of time before it became acquainted with an NFL mountain-mover himself.

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