Digest: Ray Lewis climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

July 05, 2013|Sports Digest

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Ray Lewis climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Retired Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis embarked Wednesday on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at an elevation of 19,340 feet. Lewis is joined on the trip by Doug Pitt, the brother of actor Brad Pitt and a goodwill ambassador in Tanzania, and retired Pro Bowl Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tommie Harris. Lewis is raising money and awareness about the need for clean water in East Africa. The climb is scheduled to continue through Monday. Earlier in the week, Lewis and the group gave hearing aids to children in a nearby village as part of the TackleKili mission for World Serve International and Pros for Africa. Via the @TackleKili Twitter account, Lewis is shown outfitting children with the hearing aids. On his Twitter account Wednesday, Lewis posted: "To give someone hearing for the 1st time in their life is Life changing." Lewis, 38, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year who retired after winning his second Super Bowl with the Ravens in February, now works for ESPN as a football analyst.

Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

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