Ark Armstead is an American football defensive end for the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers. He is also renowned for his generous donations to children. The 49ers star just gave $250k to Mercy House, which would help educate close to 300 youth.
TMZ reports, the big cheque was given to MHC by the 28-year-old defensive tackle prior to the October 3rd Monday Night Football game between the Rams and the Niners at Levi’s Stadium. Over 20,000 Californians have access to affordable housing thanks to Mercy House. This is the second $250k donation from the NFL player, who teamed up with MHC in 2021 when they launched the Armstead Academy, according to information obtained by the outlet.
Sacramento’s underprivileged students are the main focus. The large contribution will supply academic programs including summer reading, college, and career exploration opportunities to almost 300 kids. “We remain committed to positively impact youth lives,” Armstead said Wednesday, “by providing the resources, tools, and positive spaces they need to thrive.”
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Several of Armstead’s famous friends applauded the 7-year vet, including former Niners receiver Marquise Goodwin who wrote, “huge impact.” In 2021, Armstead’s first donation was used to purchase materials and fund field trips for middle and high school students in Land Park, Sacramento.
What goes around eventually comes around. His kindness will be rewarded someday. Let’s see what more he has planned for us. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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