Falcons WR Roddy White visits North Augusta

By: Matt Barnes Email
By: Matt Barnes Email

It's not very often you hear good stories coming from NFL players in the offseason. But here's one for you. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is an amazing player on the field but Saturday, he was in North Augusta for what he's doing off the field.

White has been working with the non-profit group CHOICES, providing them with 30 tickets to every Falcons home game. That meant this past season, 300 different Edgefield County students had the opportunity to experience an NFL game. And for many, it was their first time.

Saturday night, CHOICES held an appreciation dinner for the all-pro wideout for his generousity. For White though, it's just part of being able to give back to the community.

"When you're giving back, it has to come from the heart," said White. "You gotta do things that other people aren't willing to do, sacrificing a lot of your time and things like that."

When I was younger, people did the same for me. They sacrificed their time and gave me opportunities to play on their football fields and things like that."

CHOICES also presented White with a bowling-themed gift basket, a sport that White claims he is pretty good in as well. The event was held at Old Macedonia Baptist Church in North Augusta.

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