CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Their sons make big plays on the football field, but the mothers of those NFL players are making plays of their own off the field.
The Professional Football Players Mothers Association has donated $10,000 to the families of the Emanuel 9 shooting victims.
While on a three day retreat in the Lowcountry, the group met with Emanuel AME Pastor Norvel Goff and presented him with the check at the Doubletree Hotel.
"It's always good to give back. If you are able to do so," Euwayne Wayne, mother of wide receiver Reggie Wayne, said.
The donations came from the mothers' organization and their sons' foundations:
- Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation – Calvin Johnson #81 Detroit Lions;
- Carlos Dunlap Foundation – Carlos Dunlap #96 Cincinnati Bengals;
- Reggie Wayne Foundation - #87 Indianapolis Colts;
- Aaron Watkins #23 Buffalo Bills,
- Geno Atkins - #97 Cincinnati Bengals;
- Eric Ebron - #85 Detroit Lions;
- Travis Stevens;
- Berma & Keary Colbert;
The women will also team up with the "Low Country Food Bank" at Walmart on Rivers Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Items requested for the food drive include: rice, canned tuna, canned beans, grits, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruits/vegetables, diapers and personal hygiene products.
The mothers will be available for pictures and autographs during the food drive.