Rams’ Jalen Ramsey donates sizable $1 million gift to Nashville prep school
Although NFL teams are equipped with more than resources to navigate through the struggles of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the same cannot be said for the neighboring communities. Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey is making sure to do his part to help out the next generation.
Ramsey has pledged to donate $1 million to Purpose Preparatory Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. The three-time Pro Bowler released a statement detailing his excitement to give back to his hometown (via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport):
“I chose to support Purpose Prep because it is important for every child to have the opportunity to receive a great education, and the Purpose Prep programs are designed for underprivileged children in my hometown to have access to those services. I believe in its mission and want to help level the playing field since a solid elementary education is the foundation to a successful future.”
Ramsey has long established himself as a hometown hero during his rise to stardom at Florida State and in the NFL as one of the league’s premier cornerbacks. He is now doing what he can to make his presence felt off the field and what better place to start than his native Tennessee.
Although Ramsey already has the means for such a heavy donation, he is expecting to see some major deposits in the near future with his looming contract extension. While he is focused on the task at hand for the 2020 NFL season, there is plenty of speculation regarding when the Rams will get a long-term deal done.