NFL athletes have been busy with much more than football to start the 2017 season.
Not only has the NFL been filled with visible displays of solidarity protesting systemic racism and police violence, but they’ve also donated their time, money, and social media reach to help bring aid to those affected by the slew of hurricanes that devastated Texas, Florida, and much of the Caribbean Islands.
Notably, J.J. Watt helped raise over $30 million for relief efforts for the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Now, one of Watt’s teammates has stepped up to help out a few people close to the Texans organization.
Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three cafeteria workers who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. In a video posted to Twitter by the Houston Texans, Watson can be seen expressing his appreciation for the workers, and gifting them envelopes.
“For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way,” Watson said. “Hopefully, that’s good and that can get you back on your feet. And anything else y’all need, I’m always here to help.”
Watson is making $465,000 in base salary on his rookie deal, making his game check $27,353.
You can watch video of the moment below.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 27, 2017