Russell Wilson is giving back in a big way.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback recently raised a whopping $1,060,005 for Seattle Children’s Hospital and its Strong Against Cancer initiative, by way of his Why Not You Foundation, People reports.
“Our mission at the Why Not You Foundation is to empower and inspire change in others one individual at a time and one kid at a time, and in turn they pass it on creating a snowball effect,” said Wilson.
“I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to be able to help and spread the love to these amazing kids. With this donation, I’m praying and believing that a young kid’s life will be saved just like young Milton Wright’s life and many others’ lives so far,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the check, which will reportedly be handed over during Thursday night’s Seahawks vs. Cowboys game, was a combined effort from The DRIVE charity event held in June, co-hosted by Wilson and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, as well as an in-store promotion by Safeway’s customers which took place in July.
As fans know, the 27-year-old has been a longtime supporter of Seattle Children’s Hospital. In fact, he and his wife, Ciara, 30, often make visits during his training season and the holidays. For more celebs who give back in a big way, hit the flip.