FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 20: Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots smiles during warm ups gainst the Cincinnati Bengals during their preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
There has been an outcry of support for the city of Boston from athletes around the country over the past 24 hours, and now Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is doing his part.
Wilfork is committed to raising money for the relief efforts and the victims of the Marathon Monday bombings. He has agreed that all donations made to the Vince Wilfork Foundation for the entirety of April will go to benefit Monday’s victims and their families.
Text “VINCE” to 50555 to donate $10 to the efforts. If the foundation raises $10,000 in the effort then Wilfork has also agreed to match that donation amount.
Text VINCE to 50555 to donate $10 to the Vince Wilfork Foundation all proceeds until end of the month will benefit victims of Boston bombs— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) April 16, 2013
Wilfork’s wife Bianca joined in the effort, too, spreading the message on her own Twitter account.
Help us help Boston!! If we get 1000 people to donate the Vince Wilfork Foundation will donate an… instagram.com/p/YLXYuyI1-M/— bianca wilfork (@mrs75) April 16, 2013
Wilfork joins new teammate Danny Amencola in agreeing to raise money for those impacted by the events. On Monday, Amendola tweeted out that he would donate $100 for every catch he made during the 2013 season and $200 for every dropped pass.
Both gestures show just how committed the Patriots, both old and new, are to supporting the city of Boston and the local community.
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