Amid all of the chatter about his future—with the Buccaneers or elsewhere—Jameis Winston is continuing to make a difference in his community.
After a recent $50,000 donation to Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, Winston was back at it this week. This time, it was a pair of $100,000 donations. Per WBRC in Alabama, the 26-year-old quarterback gave $100,000 to his alma mater of Hueytown, with the money set to be divided up among the high school football program, the high school baseball program and the middle school football and baseball programs.
Winston starred in football and baseball while at Hueytown before taking his talents to Florida State in 2012. With this donation, he is investing in kids just like him. He had this to say, courtesy of WBRC:
“It’s a blessing that I’m able to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I hope this donation will help encourage kids to excel academically and athletically,” Winston said.
According to WVTM 13 in Alabama, the second $100,000 went to a local athletic training foundation called Modernday Fitness Nation.
Tampa Bay #Bucs QB Jameis Winston continues to give back by making a pair of $100,000 donations, one to Hueytown athletics and another to youth development foundation https://t.co/pItM3mWui1@Jaboowins @hytfootball @HueytownMiddle @MDFNATION pic.twitter.com/9vbyjvzp5U— #WVTM13 (@WVTM13) January 30, 2020
Awesome. Whether you want him back in Tampa Bay for the 2020 season or not, you absolutely cannot deny the positive impact Winston is making through the platform he has as an NFL quarterback. Wherever he does end up in the future, he’ll no doubt make an impact on—and more importantly, off—the field.
Cheers, Jameis. Thank you for investing in the next generation and your community as a whole.