Drew Brees just announced that he is donating $ 5 million to the state of Louisiana to help with coronavirus help … just a few days after signing a new $ 50 million contract with the Saints.
Pretty cool move from Brees who is already loved in New Orleans for doing good work in the community … who build all-inclusive playgrounds.
“Brittany and I pledge $ 5,000,000 to the state of Louisiana 2020,” says Drew … “The priority now is to help our communities get through this tough time.”
“After extensive research and discussions with local organizations, we will mobilize 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 because as long as it takes children on meals, the elderly 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 have seen so far from an active pro athlete – pretty amazing stuff.
If you’re wondering, Brees reportedly made more than $ 244 million in contract money during his 19 seasons in the NFL and he just signed a two-year extension, $ 50 million with the Saints.