Richard Sherman is in the giving spirit and has paid off $27,000 in school lunch debt.
What We Know:
- Richard Sherman, a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, eliminated the outstanding cafeteria debt at Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California.
- In a statement, the school’s principal, Stan Garber said Sherman pulled him from his shift as a docent in the 49ers Museum to give him a check in the amount of $7,491.27.
- According to local news outlet KPIX, The Blanket Coverage Foundation: The Richard Sherman Family Foundation also sent a letter to the school’s Nutrition Services Department. One of the lines of the letter read “The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school; we aim to do our part in eliminating that obstacle.”
- Garber told ABC News about the 60 students that will benefit from Sherman’s contribution. “It was the kindest most generous gesture.”
- According to NBC Sports, Sherman also wrote a check for over $20,000 to the Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, Washington to eliminate their student’s lunch debt. In addition to his charitable deeds,
- This was not the first time Sherman performed an act of kindness. He recently donanted $5,000 to a Pop Warner team in his hometown of Compton, California to help them travel to the National Youth Championship in Florida next month and has also donated food to Sumner High School’s food drive in Washington.
I love a generous heart! Thank you @RSherman_25 for caring about our children. School lunch debt should not exist. https://t.co/jAameSUh0O
— Adrienne Bell (@AdrBell) November 30, 2019
His multiple acts of kindness has landed him as the National Football League Players Association’s MVP for week 11.