The season of giving started a little early for Keisean Nixon.
By now, most of the NFL world has seen the story about Richard Sherman stepping up and donating $5,000 to a youth football team in Compton to help get them to the Youth National Championships in Florida – incredibly well done, Mr. Sherman – but you may not have heard about another major donor who was crucial in keeping the team’s season alive.
Nixon – the rookie cornerback for the Oakland Raiders – grew up in Compton and attended Salesian High School. As a kid with dreams of playing football in the NFL, Nixon started out like many kids do by playing Pop Warner in his uncle Snoop Dogg’s youth league. Understanding the importance of Pop Warner football in his hometown, Nixon decided to follow suit and donate $2,000 of his own to help get the youth football team in Compton to the Youth National Championships in Florida.
It’s all about the kids; what a great gesture from Nixon to give back to a community he knows well.