White Joining NFL Stars to Provide Help in Africa

White Joining NFL Stars to Provide Help in Africa

Jay Adams

Published March 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM

A year ago, NFL wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin journeyed to Africa to help international relief and development organization Oxfam America improve access to livelihoods, increase income and ensure food security on the continent.

Their three-day trip this year will include Falcons wide receiver Roddy White.

“I’m looking forward to my second trip to Africa with Oxfam and the opportunity to make an impact within the communities we visit,” Boldin, a Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, said. “Getting together again to work with Larry, and being joined by Roddy is a blessing. It’s our duty to help those less fortunate whether they’re here at home or elsewhere in the world.”

The trio of NFL wideouts will venture to Senegal beginning today for a three-day trip. White, Fitzgerald and Boldin will learn ways that communities are working together to reduce their vulnerability to disaster and increase political, social, and economic opportunities for women and youth.

White was eager to join the trip after hearing about Boldin and Fitzgerald’s experiences in Ethiopia in 2012.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work again with Mr. Boldin and Mr. Fitzgerald, and are honored to have Mr. White join us on this trip,” said Raymond C. Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America. “As ambassadors for Oxfam Mr. Boldin and Mr. Fitzgerald have worked tirelessly to raise awareness for the situation in Ethiopia, and we are honored to have them visit our friends and programs in Senegal. It’s a great opportunity to highlight what local communities are doing for themselves, and how Oxfam and our supporters, can help.”

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