One football game just might change a little girl”s entire life.
British-born Menelik Watson plays as a tackle for the Oakland Raiders. He met 4-year-old Ava Urrea through Touchdown Dreams, an organization bringing NFL players together with children battling life-threatening illnesses. Ava had more than 14 procedures to help her with a heart problem she”s had since birth. The team welcomed Ava and named her honorary captain of a single game, giving her the VIP treatment.
However, it was Menelik Watson who made a decision to really go all out. The NFL player donated his entire game day paycheck to Ava and her family!
(Source: FOX Sports)
According to National Football League Players Association records, Watson”s salary for the season is $622,948, making a week”s wage (and his donation to Ava) around $37,000. It”s players like Watson that give football players a good name.