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. Oakland Raiders cornerback and Compton native Keisean Nixon also pitched in and donated $2K.
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 and Nixon, 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. Nixon also chipped in.