With everything that has gone on in 2020, it seems like forever ago when New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received backlash for his comments on kneeling for the national anthem. That was just earlier this month, but he has made incredible strides to get himself back in the good graces of not only his teammates, but also fans as well as the Black community.
On Thursday, Brees and his wife Brittany announced that they will be sponsoring the Black College Football Hall of Fame’s “The Road to Equality” event that takes place in July.
“Brittany and I are so proud to support BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL…ROAD TO EQUALITY as the Presenting Sponsor,” Brees wrote. “What an incredible opportunity to recognize the journey and struggles of so many and how they have truly paved the way for all of us.”
The event will be hosted by NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche and CBS broadcaster Charles Davis.
“Our goal for this meaningful event is to engage in the national discussion on social justice by sharing the history of Black college football and its impact on civil rights.”
The event will raise awareness and funds for HBCU football programs.