Calais Campbell Celebrates 100th Sack By Giving Back
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Falcons defensive end Calais Campbell produced the brightest moment of the Washington Commanders game, recording his 100th career sack. And to celebrate that accomplishment, Campbell is set to help educators help kids reach their own goals.
Through his “100 Sack Give Back” campaign, Campbell will support 100 teachers nationwide in Atlanta, Phoenix, Jacksonville, and Baltimore. Twenty-five teachers in each of those cities Campbell played professional football in will benefit from his generosity. Each teacher will get $500 worth of school supplies and $500 more for other educational needs. Campbell is also putting up $20,000 for teachers in Denver (where he attended high school) and Miami (he played for the Miami Hurricanes).
“I’ve always been someone that success is best shared with the people you love,” said Campell in a press statement. “Football is an amazing job because it brings communities together. That’s why I want to share this milestone with the special communities that cheered for me and supported me throughout my career.”
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