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MY GIANT IMPACT
My Giant Impact is our effort to highlight the many charitable organizations that our players support throughout the year. Our players strive to use their platform to raise awareness and funding for these organizations and their important missions that are close to their hearts. The partnerships that our players have created, both locally and in their hometowns, are making a giant impact in the community – and we are proud to share them with you.
Saquon Barkley | 22q , Michael Ann and Saquon Barkley Hope Foundation
Saquon Barkley honors his niece who was born with 22q, a syndrome that is caused by a missing section of chromosome 22 which affects almost every system in the body and can cause a wide range of health problems. The 22q foundation seeks to improve detection, care for families, held drive awareness and support research to improve outcomes for those who are affected. Saquon and his family have also started the Michael Ann and Saquon Barkley Hope Foundation which aims to supply assistance to children, young adults, and families who are in need.
Logan Ryan | Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation (RARF), Ryan Alternative Solutions Training (RAST)
Logan Ryan and his family started the Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation in 2017 to support animal welfare. Through partnerships with organizations around the country, RARF promotes adoption, offers grants and provides educational opportunities to better the lives of animals. Additionally, Logan and his father Lester, a police officer of 26 years, created the Ryan Alternative Solutions Training to provide law enforcement officers with use-of-force training and de-escalation techniques.
Sterling Shepard | Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association
Sterling Shepard honors his father who passed away from a heart attack when he was 6 years old through his support of the American Heart Association and his grandmother who passed away from Alzheimer's by raising awareness through the Alzheimer's Foundation.
James Bradberry | Covenant House NJ, Arthritis Fdtn.
James Bradberry honors his grandmother who suffers from Arthritis through his support of the Arthritis Foundation. He also supports Covenant House New Jersey, a comprehensive residential care and related services to help New Jersey's youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and human trafficking.
Evan Engram | Special Olympics
Evan Engram is a supporter of Special Olympics of New Jersey which provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Blake Martinez | St. Jude
Blake Martinez honors his childhood friend, Richard Blau, who passed away at 14 years old from osteosarcoma, through his work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude's strives to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Kyle Rudolph | Change Starts With Me, GENYouth, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Kyle Rudolph will be representing three different organizations to raise awareness for the causes he is passionate about. The first is Change Starts With Me, which is an organization that aims to physically and emotionally support Minnesotans who have been negatively impacted by social, health and economic crises. Rudolph will also be representing GENYouth, a national non-profit organization that strives to create healthier school communities. Most recently, he was appointed to the board of directors and continues to empower students through this partnership. The third organization that Rudolph will be representing is the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Rudolph, and his wife Jordan, worked together to create a child and teen friendly space for patients and families at the hospital. The space is equipped with a sports simulator, a video game lounge, a community kitchen, and many other features, to give hospital patients and their families a place to laugh, relax and engage in healing therapies and hang out with other kids who know what it's like to spend time in the hospital.
Julian Love | Just1mike Foundation
Julian Love is a supporter of the Just1mike Foundation which was created to honor Michael Brindley, a 16-year old boy who passed away from cardiac arrest. The Brindley family created this foundation to honor Michael through the promotion of awareness and prevention of sudden cardiac death.
Lorenzo Carter | Boys Hope Girls Hope New York
Lorenzo Carter is a supporter of Boys Hope Girls Hope New York which serves socio-economically disadvantaged scholars throughout the New York City Metro Area. This organization strives to reduce the stressors that prevent and discourage underserved students from pursuing their education, all while empowering and supporting the scholar's efforts to graduate high school, excel and graduate from college.
Nate Solder | Solder True Life Foundation
Nate Solder and his family have created the Solder True Life Foundation which directs funds and resources to other non-profit organizations that support causes the family is passionate about.
Jabrill Peppers | The City of East Orange
Jabrill Peppers continuously gives back to his hometown of East Orange, NJ through his support of the East Orange Recreation. Their goal is to provide their residents with safe, quality and affordable recreational activities, along with culturally enriched programs to residents of all ages and abilities.
John Ross III | John Ross III Foundation
John Ross III started this non-profit organization to support children by turning their dreams into a reality. The organization provides education opportunities, mentors and extracurricular actives for children to reach their highest potential.
Austin Johnson | Covenant House NJ
Austin Johnson, a New Jersey native, is a supporter of Covenant House Atlantic City, a non-profit that provides comprehensive residential care and related services to Atlantic City's youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and human trafficking.
Billy Price | Roosters Foundation
Billy Price will be representing the Roosters Foundation, located in Ohio, which partners with difference makers in the community to give back to local charities and programs throughout the state.
Darnay Holmes | Pasadena Giants Youth Football Program, My Brother's Keeper in Yonkers
Darnay Holmes is the founder of the Pasadena Giants, a youth football and cheerleading program for children ages 6-14 that he personally created for youth in his hometown of Pasadena, CA. Holmes also supports My Brother's Keeper of Yonkers, a program that ensures that the young people of Yonkers have the chance to achieve their full potential by addressing the opportunity gaps impacting boys and young men of color.
Darius Slayton | Dementia Society of America
Darius Slayton is a supporter of the Dementia Society of America which strives to enhance the quality of life for those living with Dementia, caregivers, and the community.
Danny Shelton | The Furry Shelton Foundation
Danny Shelton and his family created The Furry Shelton Foundation to provide dogs and children in need with resources and financial support.
Tae Crowder | Make A Change Foundation
Tae Crowder gives back to youth and those in need in the communities of Pine Mountain, Columbus, and Atlanta, Georgia throughout the year as part of his personal efforts to "Make A Change" in his local communities.
Elijhaa Penny | 2 Cent Family Foundation
Elijhaa and Rashaad Penny created the 2 Cent Family Foundation to provide recreational experiences and educational resources to children in their hometown of Norwalk, CA. They also offer a free football camp that teaches young players about sportsmanship, teamwork and hard work while incorporating mentorship from the two NFL brothers.
Nick Gates | St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation
Nick Gates honors his mother who survived Necrotic Fasciitis with the care from the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Rose Dominican San Martin Hospital in Las Vegas. The St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation works to improve community health and wellness through fundraising and relationship building for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican.
Cam Brown | Penn State Thon
Cam Brown, a Penn State Alum, supports THON which is a student-run philanthropy group committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Penn State is home to the largest student-run event in the world through their 46-hour dance marathon. The event benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, a program at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital that helps families of children with cancer.
Casey Kreiter | Gamers Outreach
Casey Kreiter is highlighting his work with Gamers Outreach, a non-profit that provides joy to children who are going through medical treatments in hospital through video gaming.
Matt Peart | American Cancer Society
Matt Peart honors his family members who have fought cancer, including his big brother Claude who currently deals with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), by representing the American Cancer Society, a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Riley Dixon | Uplifting Athletes
Riley Dixon has been a supporter of Uplifting Athletes since he was a student-athletes at Syracuse University. Uplifting Athletes seeks to inspire the rare disease community through the power of sport and fundraising.
Will Hernandez | El Paso Victims Education Fund (El Paso Community Foundation)
Will Hernandez, who attended the University of Texas at El Paso, continuously support El Paso Victim's Education Fund. In the wake of a tragic mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, the El Paso Community Foundation established the El Paso Victims' Education Fund - a scholarship fund for the children of those shot and injured or killed by the shooter on August 3, 2019.
Cullen Gillaspia | Kidz1stFund
Cullen Gillaspia is a supporter of the Kidz1stFund that was started by his college head Coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Candi. This fund strives to find a cure for Fanconi anemia, a very rare life-threatening disorder that afflicts their son, Ethan, and many others.
Kaden Smith | Susan G. Komen
Kaden Smith honors his mother who is a breast cancer survivor by supporting the Susan G Komen Foundation. This organization works to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in communities and investing in research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Shane Lemieux | Wounded Warrior Project
Shane Lemieux, who's stepfather was in the Marines, is a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project works to provide wounded veterans with a variety of programs, services and events year-round.
Levine Toilolo | National Breast Cancer Foundation
Levine Toilolo honors his mother, who just finished her final radiation treatment for breast cancer, through his support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This non-profit, promotes breast cancer awareness and education, provides free screening services, and supports breast cancer patients and survivors.
Wes Martin | Brave Breed Rescue Inc.
Wes Martin is an avid dog lover and the founder of Brave Breed Rescue Inc., located in his hometown of West Milton, Ohio. The organization provides rescue dogs with behavioral training and loving homes while fighting against animal mistreatment.