Detroit Lions running back, Ameer Abdullah recently stopped by the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) for food, festivities, and lots of holiday cheer. The 24-year-old NFL player made himself right at home at the FREC playing aggressive rounds of corn hole, trimming the holiday tree, and serving up hot dinners alongside community volunteers.

Photo: Ford Resource and Engagement Center

Spirits were bright as 7 Mile families were treated to dinner, fun giveaways, and professional family portraits. There were dance-offs, DJ’s, and holiday cheer, and Abdullah saved his best moves for last with an epic dance battle with neighborhood kids. 

Check out the video below to catch highlights from the FREC City holiday fun!


There’s always something happening at the FREC! Stop by and take advantage of our services.

FREC (D1): 2826 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 | PH: 313.962.4888  *Ask for Carmen

FREC (D2): 15491 Maddelein St., Detroit, MI 48205 | PH: 313.733.1240  *Ask for Justin




The Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) is a client-directed community center where people can learn new skills, obtain needed services, develop new talents and celebrate community. Made possible by grants from Ford Motor Company Fund, The Ford Resource and Engagement Center brings together non-profit partners to serve the surrounding community. 

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