A $5K donation from 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is going to help allow a Compton, CA based youth football team travel to Florida for a championship tournament.
The Hub City (6U) Pop Warner team went undefeated this season, punching their ticket to the National Youth Championship.
The problem? The trip to Florida costs around $15K, an amount the team had to try to raise with less than a month’s notice to cover travel and hotel expenses.
That’s no longer an issue thanks in large part to Sherman, who grew up in the city of Compton. Sherman donated $5,000 on the team’s GoFundMe page to push them past their goal. Sherman was especially impressed by the team’s requirement that it’s players maintain a 3.1 minimum GPA.
Someone get me in contact with the person running the show here please. I respect good football but I respect the 3.1 min gpa more. Establishing good habits young. I would like to help. https://t.co/2sqP9rzELr
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 18, 2019
The team has now far exceeded their goal, with the amount raised currently sitting at $27,189 at the time of writing. Oakland Raiders cornerback and Compton native Keisean Nixon also pitched in and donated $2K.