A.J. Green is one of the many professional athletes who view their public status as an opportunity to impact their community.

The former Georgia receiver is now one of the NFL’s biggest stars, and he is putting that reputation to good use. Green held his fifth annual “A.J. Green Camp” over the weekend for 300 kids from the Cincinnati area. His camp provides kids with the ability to participate in something that is often unaffordable for many of those invited.

“This is the city that drafted me and it’s always good to give back,” Green said, according to Bengals.com. “God blessed me with this talent. I can give back and that’s what I’m going to do.”

In explaining his reason for starting the camp, Green said he didn’t attend his first football camp until he was already one of the top high school prospects in the country. Very few players have that same opportunity, so Green started a camp that lets kids work with some proven NFL stars like himself and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert.

“Where I come from, I didn’t have turf. I didn’t (know anybody) that had a camp,” Green said. “I probably couldn’t afford it anyway.”

Now that he’s in a position to give back, Green isn’t wasting a moment in doing so. Despite his status as one of the NFL’s premier receivers, Green isn’t quick to forget where he’s come from.