bo jacksonDe’s heart is clearly as big as his muscles… the two-sport legend has just revealed he donated to Uvalde shortly after May’s horrific shooting, helping to pay for the victims’ funerals.
The former NFL and MLB player said The Associated Press Wednesday, he felt the need to lend a hand after being in the city several times in his years of travel in West Texas.
“It’s just not right for parents to bury their children. It’s just not right,” said Jackson, whose donation had previously been made anonymously.
“I know all the families out there are probably working really hard just to do what they do. … The last thing they needed was to shell out thousands of dollars for something that never should have. to arrive.”
Jackson told the AP that he and a close friend quietly flew to Uvalde three days after a shooter killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary … and presented a check for $170,000 to the governor. Greg Abbottand then offered to pay the funeral expenses.
“In a truly selfless act,” Abbott said. “Bo covered all the funeral expenses for the families of the victims so they have one less thing to worry about as they grieve.”
Jackson added, “Uvalde is a town that sticks in your mind. Just the name.”
“I don’t know anyone there. It just got to me.”
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