Former Pro Football Star Bo Jackson Contributes $170K To Pay For funerals Of Uvalde victims

It’s not every day that someone who has no direct connection to a tragedy contributes to the cause, but in the case of former pro soccer star Bo Jackson, he personally went to collect the $170,000 check for all funeral expenses present the victims of the Uvalde shooting to Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas.

He says of the act that he didn’t want the media, so he didn’t tell them he was coming. This was a surprise for everyone involved. Jackson’s donation went to OneStar, a nonprofit organization that promotes volunteerism and community service in Texas.

Former pro soccer star Bo Jackson is contributing $170,000 to pay for the funerals of Uvalde victims

As for why he did it, Jackson told the AP, “I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting old, it’s just not right for people to bury their kids. It’s just not right.” A sentiment we could only agree with. He continued, “I know every family out there is probably working their ass off to do what they’re doing…the last thing they needed was to shell out thousands of dollars for something that should never have happened .” He had no connection with Uvalde other than driving around town on his way to a friend’s ranch for many years.

Jackson played for the Oakland Raiders for four years. Anyone who grew up in Alabama in the late ’80s and early ’90s will be familiar with the slogan “Bo Knows,” in which case Bo seems to know the grief, knowing that it was entirely unnecessary and that families will not be punished financially for such a tragedy should no one could have predicted.

We are glad that there are people like him and that they are willing to really help these families in their need. We need more people like that in the world and less violence, and according to him, “I don’t want it to become what it is. I was just trying to put a little sunshine in someone’s cloud. A very dark cloud.” Indeed, Bo. Stay tuned!!! Former Pro Football Star Bo Jackson Contributes $170K To Pay For funerals Of Uvalde victims

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