Camp Kesem, a nationwide community that helps children through and beyond a parent’s cancer is pleased to announce that Bills RB C.J. Spiller will join the 2014 season of Scoring For Good.
Spiller, a national fan favorite and Clemson University alumni, has pledged to donate $500 to Camp Kesem for every touchdown he scores this season. Quarterback EJ Manuel, who announced a renewed partnership earlier this year, will donate a special meet & greet grand prize for the highest score winner of Camp Kesem’s Scoring For Good mobile app, available for download in iTunes and Google Play.
Spiller’s partnership with Camp Kesem and the Scoring For Good initiative is inspired by his late grandmother, Nettie Pearl Allen, who played an important role in his upbringing. Spiller lost his grandmother to a two-week battle with lung cancer when he was a freshman in high school. “My grandmother’s death hit me hard and made a significant impact on my life and my career. I know how difficult it is to lose someone to cancer and I want to help give kids, who have to go through it at a young age, the support they need. Camp Kesem provides an incredible service and I am honored to help them expand their impact this season and beyond,” said Spiller.
Endorsed by the NFL Players Association as part of the One Team, One Community initiative, Scoring For Good is a program of Camp Kesem where professional athletes show their support of children impacted by a parent’s cancer by visiting camps, generating awareness, and dedicating their on-field performance to providing the organization’s services to an even larger population of children.
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EJ Manuel along with other NFL Players helped coach 150 young athletes at the 7th Annual Panini Pop Warner Skills Clinic in New York City. Other NFL players included NY Giants Jason Pierre-Paul, Jaguars Denard Robinson, and Falcons Harry Douglas.
The Pop Warner football players participated in drills, learned proper hitting techniques and caught passes from EJ Manuel himself.
For more details and photos on the event, click here.
Photo credit: Panini America
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