I love football.
Actually, the truer statement would be: I love all aspects of football, from the coaches to the actual game, to the players, their back stories, their off season adventures and their charitable interests.
Around this time last year, I wrote an article about John Schneider and his wife and their fund raising event for autism in honor of their son. As a manager at a Seattle area not-for-profit that helps people with disabilities, I was thrilled to see the kind of exposure the Schneiders were able to provide for autism. As the mother of a child with autism, I was moved by their desire to help other families with the significant costs of therapies for autistic children.
I ended the article with the comment that for many of the players and personnel in the league, the game is about more than football. This year, I’d like to shine the light on a few more stories that make the game about “more than football.”
Just last week, offensive lineman John Moffitt launched a clothing and accessory line called Moffitt Merch. While many players have shirts and other merchandise available online, the Moffitt Merch line is special.
Like many football players, John has a Twitter account. In the course of entertaining the 12th man on Twitter, John met a couple of guys named Ian and Dave. Together the three of them decided that while a Moffitt Merch clothing line would be great, it would be even cooler to give all the money away. The chosen purpose of Moffitt Merch is to raise awareness of and help the needy of Seattle. Thus, all proceeds from Moffitt Merch benefit Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.
Simple. Brilliant. More than just football.
Yes, I’ve already ordered my shirt. Because you know Moffitt is my homeboy!