By Victor Ochieng
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Warrick Dunn was ranked as one of the best NFL running backs for close to a decade. But the cause he’s taken in retirement, although not so much talked about by mainstream media, has even greater impact both immediately and in the future of its beneficiaries.
Dunn is giving out these homes through his non-profit, Warrick Dunn Charities.
Even more interesting is the fact that Dunn isn’t the type who’s motivated by notoriety and he’s taking it cool as he scores these life changing strides. His intention is to positively impact the lives of others.
After finishing his professional football career, Dunn decided to dedicate his time to changing lives by helping families achieve their goal of home ownership, a mission he’s been able to achieve in a mighty way.
Dunn has been through a lot of life challenges. He became the head figure of his household at the age of 18 after a thief fatally shot his mom, Betty Smothers. His mother, who was then a police officer, was off duty at the time she was murdered.
And just like he’s been doing all along, Dunn dedicates every home he gives to the memory of his mother.
A look on the faces of these single parents who receive these homes definitely tell you why he continues to be inspired to do what he does.
Dunn is among other sports celebrities who have chosen causes with the intent to leave the world a better place than they found it. Each of these wonderful people chart their own paths through which they feel inspired to invest in.
A good example is NBA superstar LeBron James who’s chosen to touch the lives of people through education. Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers star partnered with the University of Akron to offer ++college scholarships++ to more than 1,000 students.
As the saying goes, ‘it’s more blessed to give than to receive.’