Drew Brees, wife Brittany to sponsor Black College Football Hall of Fame event

Drew Brees and his spouse, Brittany, will be the presenting sponsors of the Black College or university Football Corridor of Fame’s “The Road to Equality” occasion next thirty day period, the New Orleans Saints quarterback tweeted Thursday.

This is the most up-to-date in the Brees’ endeavours to be “allies” for the Black local community and “aspect of the remedy” in the fight for racial equality and social justice.

They vowed to do so before this thirty day period immediately after the quarterback’s opinions about “disrespecting the flag” by kneeling for the duration of the national anthem prompted common backlash. Brees afterwards apologized many moments and explained he acquired a greater being familiar with from friends and teammates about why his opinions “absolutely missed the mark.”

Brees followed up with an Instagram submit tackled to President Donald Trump, declaring, “We can no more time use the flag to switch men and women absent or distract them from the true problems that confront our Black communities.”

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As the presenting sponsor, the Brees loved ones is giving equally economic and advertising assistance to “The Road to Equality” occasion, which is scheduled to be streamed July fifteen and hosted by NFL Network’s Steve Wyche and CBS’ Charles Davis.

The occasion will rejoice the history of gamers from historically Black schools and universities and “engage in the national discussion on social justice,” according to the event’s web page. It will include discussions with a lot of of the 90 users of the Black College or university Football Corridor of Fame, according to government director Marques Fitch.

Brees explained they manufactured the contribution to “assistance all their endeavours and to recognize so a lot of remarkable Black college soccer gamers and their contributions and go on their legacy.”

“Our aim for this meaningful occasion is to engage in the national discussion on social justice by sharing the history of Black college soccer and its effect on civil rights,” he explained. “It is also supposed to be a platform to elevate money and recognition for HBCU soccer courses and the Black College or university Football Corridor of Fame.”

Other sponsors of the occasion include the Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, the Robert Kraft Patriots Foundation, Arizona Cardinals mentor Kliff Kingsbury, and Auburn soccer mentor Gus Malzahn and his spouse, Kristi.