Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston really went out of his way to make his football camp truly incredible.
There’s a constant stigma surrounding Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. From college allegations to the recent (pending) Uber investigation, it seems those that are away from following his activities in the community can’t seem to view him as anything other than a trouble maker. However, those that follow him closely or speak to him on a regular basis know what kind of impact he has on the Tampa community as well as his home town of Bessemer, Alabama.
Over the weekend, Winston hosted his youth football camp that saw him sponsor 75 children from the Special Olympics as well as pay for sixteen kids and their parents from Bessemer to come to Tampa and take part.
Not only that, but he treated the sixteen kids and their families to a day at Busch Gardens.
The camp brought in a bunch of NFL players to help the kids, including Mike Evans, Kwon Alexander, Lavonte David, Todd Gurley, Donovan Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, DaVonte Lambert, Channing Ward, Cameron Brate, rookie Alex Cappa, M.J. Stewart, O.J. Howard, Gerald McCoy, and more.
The camp took place inside the Buccaneers’ new indoor practice facility and featured a strong message from the quarterback to these kids pursuing their dreams;
Winston recently launched his own charitable foundation, the Dream Forever Foundation, which focuses on financially burdened and disadvantaged youth through creating resources for the kids to access and use to better their opportunities in the future.
Winston may still have a poor reputation among casual fans who don’t know or understand all the work he puts in for the community, but he has engulfed himself into Tampa unlike many before him. He strives to be sure he is involved in children’s lives and education in order to give them opportunities he didn’t have at their age.
Just one more reason to love our quarterback.