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Cardinals’ David Johnson, wife host fundraiser for chronically ill children

Oct 14, 2019, 10:21 PM | Updated: Oct 15, 2019, 4:15 am
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during th...

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson and his wife, Meghan, hosted their second annual Agents of Change fundraiser on Monday night.

The casino-themed event’s proceeds will be put toward implementing more “David’s Lockers” throughout the Valley.

A David’s Locker consists of iPads, noise-canceling headphones and Nintendo Switches for students and chronically ill children in order to access a source of entertainment, education and communication.

And that’s the main focus of the Johnson Family’s Mission 31 Foundation, to help provide daily support and life-changing experiences for seriously ill children and their families.

“It’s amazing to have her with me,” Johnson said of founding the organization with his wife.

“We’re doing this together. This is our foundation and she does a lot for the foundation as well. She does a tremendous amount of work.”

But the Johnsons don’t want to stop there. The couple wants to expand both locally and across the country.

“We want to branch out to Iowa — we’re both from Iowa — and then branch out more in Arizona, spread out to Tucson, bigger Phoenix and just get our locker in as many schools and hospitals as possible,” Johnson said.

In September, the Johnsons gave their fourth David’s Locker after an event at Ryan House.

When asked about his casino game of choice, the Cardinals running back replied, “I think I’ll do blackjack. I don’t have the best poker face.”

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