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Richard Sherman Is On A Philanthropic Wave! NFLer Helps Pop Warner Team Go To The Championships & Restocks Seattle Food Bank

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Richard Sherman is out here doing the Lord’s work! He recently donated thousands of dollars to send a Pop Warner football team in Compton to the Championships and he also donated tons of food to a food bank in Seattle. Deets inside…

It’s giving season and NFLer Richard Sherman is playing Santa!

The San Francisco 49ers cornerback answered the prayers of a Southern California youth football team. A group of six-year-olds in Compton needed help making it to the Championship game and Richard, a Compton, native coughed up the cash to help them make it there.

The Hub City 6U football team is undefeated and were invited to play at the National Youth Championship in Florida next month. However, the cost of the trip was too much for the parents and they were afraid they wouldn't raise the funds by the Dec. 1 deadline. The NFLer caught wind of their situation via Twitter and reached out so he could help:

 

 

The NFL cornerback was impressed with the team's talents on AND off the field. Players must have at least a 3.1 GPA to play, and each has done so this season. The 49ers cornerback onated $5,000 to the team’s GoFundMe page earlier this week.

The team’s goal was $15,000. At the time of this post, the team has raised over DOUBLE their amount – over $30,000 – thanks in large part to Richard’s donation.

 

Oakland Raiders cornerback Keisean Nixon also donated $2,000.

Sweet!

After reaching their goal, the team stopped by Good Day LA to share their excitement and give thanks:

Aww! Good luck guys!

Also...

Richard Sherman hasn’t forgotten about the people in the city of a team he used to play for. The former Seattle Seahawks player made a surprise donation with tons of food to both the Maple Valley Food Bank and the Covington Storehouse via the Richard Sherman Family Foundation.

 

 

And a good thing he did because they really needed it! A few days ago, the Maple Valley Food Bank issued a call for help as their shelves were emptied out and they no longer had enough food to service their families.

”Despite community drives, school drives, and the generosity of our neighbors up to this point, we do not have enough food to serve our clients and their families this week,” the Maple Valley Food Bank wrote on Facebook. “Having extended the hours of our food bank, we are serving more people than ever before. Just yesterday, we saw 180 families at the Market."

The Covington Storehouse also put out an urgent plea for help, specifically asking for turkeys and hams for Thanksgiving meals for their families.

After donating, Richard Sherman made a video urging others to step up and help out their community:

LOVES IT!

 

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Photo: Getty

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