It’s rarely a surprise when an athlete does a nice thing in the community.
More and more now some of sports’ biggest stars are seen performing charitable acts, either by spending their money, time or both in an effort to try and make the world a better place.
What San Diego chargers safety Darrell Stuckey is doing is a little different.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Stuckey will be donating a 2015 game check to fight against human trafficking.
Stuckey, who signed a four-year deal worth up to $7.6 million in 2014, will be chipping in about $58,823.50 (before taxes) to the Not For Sale organization. It’s not the first time he’s made this kind of gesture, as he did it last season, too.
“I’m a very faith-based man,” Stuckey, 28, said. “For me, I think that in the beginning, God gave man a few tasks. One of the major tasks is to protect women and children. Protect those who are innocent. I believe that, regardless of the cause, regardless of the circumstance, everyone deserves a chance at life. In saying so, that chance is taken away with trafficking and slavery. Somebody else is dictating their path that’s not a parent, that’s not a guardian but by force.
“For me, if you could find a way to help or put other people in position to make someone’s life better, then obviously it’s a start. It won’t solve the problem or issue, but it’s a start. It’s something minute. Obviously, it’s easy to throw money at it, but I have no idea where it is or how it starts. It’s easier to support others that are putting themselves in position and know more about it to help those people.”
Stuckey has also held football camps and spoken with children both in San Diego and his hometown of Kansas City, KS., in addition to the golf tournament he held.