From his days as a three sport athlete in high school at Carter in Dallas, TX to breaking out at Texas Tech as a star wide receiver to where he is today in the NFL, Michael Crabtree has excelled on the field. What many don’t know about Crabtree is his passion for helping inner city youth.


The mission of Crab5 Foundation is to create an environment for inner city youth that encourages and promotes personal and professional development through cultural activities, the arts, music, sports and academics with a vision of producing well rounded individuals.


On Saturday, June 13 Crabtree along with a dozen of his Oakland Raider teammates and a few of his friends from around the league came together to host over 900 kids at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. Crabtree and crew hosted two free sessions for kids starting at age 8. The kids were greeted from the beginning saying, “This will be the hardest workout they will be put through all summer.” It definitely was that. With 10+ stations setup, kids were put to the test to see who would work the hardest and leave it all on the field.

Crabtree has been doing this for over 4 years now and plans to keep the tradition going. Years prior 300 kids would come out for this event, but you can see the overall impact this is making in the community because that number was tripled this year. The City of Dallas even came out and recognized Crabtree for his work in the community and the difference he is making in these kids lives.