Forest native Rashad Jennings is nationally-known for his career as a running back in the National Football League as well as winning the television competition “Dancing with the Stars” in 2017.

The fame hasn’t caused Jennings to forget his roots. In fact, he aims to give back to the community where he grew up through his Rashad Jennings Foundation and, in particular, annual 180 Weekend events in Lynchburg. 

From July 11-14, Jennings hosted four events — one per day — that brought people from various walks of life together in the community. 

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