Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow showed a nation where his heart and spirit were the night he was selected as the 8th winner of the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy during his acceptance speech.
Using the platform given to him because of his success with the LSU Tigers, Burrow thanked those who helped him have one of the greatest individual seasons in college football history, current and former coaches, and his family.
However, Burrow knew back in Athens, Ohio, and southeast Ohio, as well as other places across the country, others were not as fortunate and used his time to stress the need to help others.
As fans had learned during his final college season, Joe Burrow could inspire a team and fan base, as well as many across the country who opened their hearts and wallets to the Athens Country Food Pantry with a reported sum of over $1 million raised since that special night.
Burrow and his parents, Robin and Jimmy Burrow, and business and community leaders from Ohio and Louisiana have launched The Joe Burrow Foundation.
With a motto of “Everyone has a responsibility to do good.” and a focus on helping children with mental illness and those experiencing food insecurity in Cincinnati, along with Ohio and Louisiana.
To Donate, visit https://joeburrow.org/