NFL Players Help African Children Hear
In honor of football starting tonight, I thought I’d give love to some mighty-mighty fine NFL guys…In 2009, ‘Pros For Africa’ was co-founded by current and past NFL peeps Reggie Whitten, Bill Horn, Jay Mitchel, Jared Mitchel, Adrian Peterson, Tommie Harris, Roy Williams and Mark Clayton (among others) with a focus on providing the children of Africa with a “little Hope, Help and Love.’
And it looks like they’ve been walking-the-walk…back in March of this year, when the NFL was involved in a “labor dispute”, Pros for Africa and the Starkey Hearing Foundation teamed up to deliver more than 22,000 hearing aids to people in Africa during a month-long charity mission. (Awesome article HERE from ESPN.com)
Arizona Cardinals stud, Larry Fitzgerald-who never takes a break from giving back-spoke about his fourth charity mission with the Starkey group: “The first time I helped someone to hear, I was so moved. I was emotional,” Fitzgerald said. “To see a child hear their mother’s voice for the first time and see their family’s reaction is one of the moments I will never forget. We all have basic needs, and hearing is one of those needs.”
And Titan Derrick Morgan also put it in perspective: “It’s a good experience to get away from all that and help people. They have real problems over here. We are arguing over billions of dollars, but they have real issues and real suffering here.” (Did ya here that NBA?)
WATCH Derrick Morgan, Gerald McCoy, Roy Williams, Tommie Harris, Vernon Davis, Vontae Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Bryant McKinnie and Adrian ‘Dimples’ Peterson on a mission to provide hearing aids and other assistance.
Or enjoy a Pros For Africa promo below.
PROS FOR AFRICA (“PFA“) is an international, non-profit relief organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Through invaluable partnerships with professional athletes, business professionals and other organizations, PFA provides food, water, clothing, medicine and other necessities to disadvantaged children of war, poverty and natural disaster.
As always, thanks for reading~