New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford announced on Saturday the launch of his new philanthropic organization, The Steve Weatherford World Champion Foundation at Momentum Cycling and Fitness Studio in Momentum, NJ.
He pulled up to Momentum with a group of very excited fans awaiting his arrival. He got out of the car and immediately went up and gave high fives all around. Then he asked the kids if they always did their homework, to which they all unanimously screamed “Yes!” He asks, ok so who can tell me what 11×4 is? A little boy yells 44! Weatherford high fives him and hands him a signed cleat. The boy was thrilled.
Couldn’t have been a better start to the day.
Weatherford’s foundation directly benefits the many charitable initiatives Weatherford serves – from his Rush the Punter and Kicks for Kids programs in his home town of Terre Haute, Indiana to his New Jersey based Project Prom campaign, which benefited high school victims of Superstorm Sandy, his health and wellness involvement with Wellness in the Schools and Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey, and helping underprivileged children with Second Chance Toys.
“I am so excited to be able to formalize my charitable work under the umbrella of my new foundation, which will serve to support all of my philanthropic efforts,” says Weatherford. “Our focus will center on family and fitness.”
By | Matthew Barry