There are so many good things to say about Adrian Peterson the football player. There are just as many good things to say about Adrian Peterson the person. I tell people all the time that Peterson is the best at being a superstar that I’ve ever seen. No one signs more autographs than Peterson, and he always does it with a smile. He never seems bothered by the attention or the demands of his time that the attention brings.
The latest example of Peterson’s tremendous and positive impact on others is his work with Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to launch “Football For Good,” a campaign designed to create widespread awareness and raise funds for community programs for at-risk youth and to fight human trafficking of minors. Peterson and the team of Kutcher and Moore will combine each of their foundations – Peterson’s “All Day Foundation” and Kutcher and Moore’s DNA Foundation – to lead the effort.
Peterson is jumpstarting the fundraising with a personal commitment to donate $5,000 for every touchdown he scores this season. Kutcher/Moore will match that donation and other NFL players have committed various dollar amount donations for every touchdown they score.
“We have to make a huge effort for these at-risk kids. Not only to protect them and build self-esteem, but also to stop the demand side of the sex-trafficking business,” said Peterson. “I worked with Ashton and Demi on their ‘Real Men’ campaign and was inspired by their commitment to the issue of sex-trafficking. It’s a hard issue to talk about, but the fact is – hundreds of thousands of American kids are at-risk of being trafficked. We have to put an end to that. If I can help in any way, I’m game. I encourage my fans to do the same at crowdrise.com/football.”
“Adrian has a huge heart and we’re grateful for his willingness to support programs for at-risk youth and also shine a light on child sex trafficking,” said Ashton Kutcher. “Imagine if we all came together – the football fans, the players and sponsors – the impact we could have on the lives of kids. I can’t wait to see who steps up to the plate to join us at crowdrise.com/football.”
How Fans Participate/Win Prizes:
• Visit fundraising website Crowdrise –www.crowdrise.com/football to donate, track progress and win prizes.
• Text ADRIAN to 20222, to donate $10.00 and receive a special message from Adrian.
Fans who donate via crowdrise.com/football are eligible for weekly/monthly prizes that include Adrian Peterson signed footballs and jerseys, an all expense paid trip to a Minnesota Vikings game, and a meet and greet with Adrian, and more. For details about prizes and deadlines, go to www.crowdrise.com/football and stay tuned throughout the season for new prizes to be announced.
About All Day:
The All Day Foundation works to inspire hope, enrich children’s lives, and build a brighter future for our nation’s kids by supporting community-based youth enrichment programs. Learn more at www.alldayfoundation.org.
About The DNA Foundation:
The Demi and Ashton Foundation works to end child sex slavery worldwide by creating and supporting innovative programs that address the root causes of child sex trafficking. Learn more at www.dnafoundation.org.
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