This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Brandon Carr, K.J. Wright
We’re at the midway point of the season which means early season jitters have worn and players have settled into their routines. At this juncture, many teams get Monday off as well as Tuesday, doubling possible time spent in the community. Given that this was Halloween week, the community events were even more robust than usual. As always we collected a sampling of acts of kindness to shine a light on all the players using their platform for good.
Ravens CB Brandon Carr sent Monday visiting with cancer patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He brought them ‘Hope Kits’ and hung out swapping stories and even some vocals. Carr lost his mother to breast cancer in 2014.
Redskins RB Chris Thompson donated 120 tickets to United Way for various upcoming Redskins games to allow at risk youths to enjoy a positive, special experience in the community.
Redskins CB Josh Norman spent Tuesday listening to D.C. educators talk about the state of education in the region. Norman, a member of the Players Coalition has been tasked with focusing on education reform.
Texans safety Kareem Jackson raised over $200,000 and held his first “Pretty Pink” event for breast cancer survivors. Jackson also hosted 75 breast cancer survivors and guests to a VIP experience that included a gourmet meal, mobile spa dan makeup bags. Jackson’s mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor.
Seahawks LB K.J. Wright is donating $300 for every tackle he makes this season to help builds wells at a school in Kenya. Wright visited Kenya over the summer and saw the need for clean water in the region firsthand.
Redskins RB Kapri Biggs, LB Shaun Dion Hamilton and safety Kenny Ladler spent Tuesday visiting with service members at The Pentagon.
Several Denver Broncos players were on hand to show their gratitude to participants in the team’s 21st annual Drive to Life, the largest three-day community blood drive in Colorado.
Jets LB Brandon Copeland, an alumnus of the Wharton School of Business at Penn, is going to be co-teaching a class at Penn this spring called “Inequity and Empowerment: Urban Financial Literacy.”