By Jack Day
Ever heard of Warrick Dunn? He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the early 2000’s and then for the Atlanta Falcons. He was the 1997 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, made the Pro Bowl three times and rushed for over 10,000 yards in his career. His stats are impressive, but it’s what he has been doing off the gridiron that really shines.
Dunn first started giving back to the community in 1997 when he established “Homes for the Holidays,” a charity that partners with Habitat for Humanity and helps single parent families achieve home ownership. Along with a host of other amazing sports figures, in 2007 he helped found Athletes For Hope, “a charitable organization that helps professional athletes, sports industry professionals and fans get involved in charitable causes.”
Other accomplishments include receiving the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his performance on and off the field, and he also has a Bart Starr Award and a Jefferson Award, both to recognize his contributions.
It’s enough to say that Dunn has certainly done his part in giving back to the community, which is a big reason for all the good he does. Watch the video to see the latest house his foundation has awarded to a single mother and how Dunn continues to touch the lives of those who need it the most because of personal connections from his past.
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