Former NFL player to promote national parks, health in Ohio

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — A former NFL player and triathlon competitor will promote national parks along with health and wellness in a series of appearances in western Ohio.

Darryl Haley is an ambassador for the National Park Service’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People program. His April 22 visits also will highlight the parks service Centennial.

Haley is expected to visit community institutions around the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce. He’ll deliver a lecture at Wilberforce University, meet with Dayton elementary school students, and launch the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Group bike tour.

He’s also honorary co-chairman of a charity 5K run and walk sponsored by Central State University, the Dayton VA Medical Center, and other organizations and businesses.

Haley was an offensive lineman in the 1980s for New England, Cleveland and Green Bay.