Drew Brees just announced he’s donating $5 MILLION to the State of Louisiana to help with coronavirus relief efforts … just days after signing a new $50 mil contract with the Saints.
Pretty awesome move from Brees who’s already beloved in New Orleans for doing good work in the community … like building all-inclusive playgrounds.
“Brittany and I are committing $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in 2020,” Drew says … “The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time.”
“After considerable research and conversations with local organizations, we will be mobilizing our partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr to prepare and deliver over 10,000 meals per day throughout Louisiana for as long as it takes to children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need.”
He added, “Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together.”
Drew’s donation is the largest we’ve seen so far from an active pro athlete — pretty amazing stuff.
If you’re wondering, Brees has reportedly made more than $244 mil in contract money during his 19 seasons in the NFL and he just signed a 2-year, $50 mil extension with the Saints.