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 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.
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.