News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Thurs. May. 3, 2018: The quarterback of a NFL team has a Caribbean nation on his mind.
Carson Wentz, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, has announced via Twitter that he will match every dollar, up to $500,000 that’s raised over the next two weeks to help kids in the Caribbean nation of Haiti.
Wentz is raising the money through his AO1 Foundation or the Giving-Back Fund.
The money will be used to help build the Haiti Sports Complex. When finished it will have 10 soccer fields, two indoor basketball courts, six outdoor basketball courts, a 5,000-shaded seat around the track , dormitories for 200 people, locker rooms and a community park with Wi-Fi, a play space and lighting.
His fundraising for Haiti comes after he along with other members of the team made two trip to the Caribbean nation during the off-season.
“Haiti was a place that we wanted to give back and feel connected both financially and hands-on. A sports complex is just a natural tie into what I am all about and to the foundation,” Wentz said in an Eagles press release. “It’s a way to give back. As a part of the AO1 foundation, the mission is to bring that joy and those resources to them so they can experience the joy and see the fruit.”
On Twitter, Wentz said they had raise over 80 donations on the first day!
“Thanks so much for all the support thus far,” he tweeted Tuesday.
To donate, log on to ao1foundation.org.