Atlanta Falcons Punter Bradley Pinion Creates Charity for Child Survival
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Atlanta Falcons Punter Bradley Pinion Creates Charity for Child Survival

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🏈 The Gist: Atlanta Falcons punter Bradley Pinion launched ‘Punts for Purpose,’ a charity initiative to fight child poverty and hunger. Partnered with Compassion International, the program involves NFL punters donating funds for each successful punt to support child survival centers globally.

📍 The Details:

  • Initiative Launch: Bradley Pinion, in collaboration with his wife Kaeleigh, established ‘Punts for Purpose.’ The program involves donations for every punt landing inside the 20-yard line, supporting child survival centers in developing countries.
  • NFL Involvement: Tress Way from the Washington Commanders and Corey Bojorquez from the Cleveland Browns have joined the initiative. Their goal is to involve every NFL punter by the season’s end.
  • Partnership with Compassion International: The initiative works alongside Compassion International to address child poverty and maternal health issues.

🌍 Global Impact:

  • Child Survival Centers: ‘Punts for Purpose’ aims to fund 500 child survival centers. These centers provide healthcare, nutrition, and support to mothers and babies in poverty.
  • Statistics: Globally, 2.6 million babies in poverty do not survive their first 28 days, with maternal health also being a significant concern.

🧒 Sports and Social Impact:

  • Beyond the Field: NFL players are leveraging their platform to address global issues.
  • Previous Efforts: The Pinions have previously collaborated with Compassion International, funding child development centers in Tanzania.

🔍 Further Reading: For more information on ‘Punts for Purpose’ and Compassion International’s efforts, click here.

🏆 Compassion International:

  • Background: Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian organization focusing on child development to alleviate poverty.
  • Global Reach: They partner with over 8,500 churches in 29 countries, aiding over two million individuals in need.

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