Originally published by RaidersNewswire.com
The last few months haven’t been easy for anyone in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with thousands of people either sick or out of work, or perhaps both.
The Las Vegas Raiders are new to their local community after moving from Oakland this offseason, although the work they and their players have been doing since the pandemic began to help those in need has been fantastic.
One player who has been especially active is defensive end Maxx Crosby, who is heading into just his second NFL season. Crosby helped provide meals to the local Sunrise Children’s Hospital in May, and it appears his work with the local children’s hospitals is not yet finished.
According to Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Crosby is participating in a radiothon for the Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital and is excited about the opportunity to help those in need:
Crosby on Wednesday will host an Athletes Doing Good radiothon to benefit Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, part of a foundation that is nationally recognized for transforming health care through high quality and sustainable costs.
As part of the platform, it provides neurosurgery services for children at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
“With everything going on in the world right now, people are struggling and losing jobs and kids are sick and might be in hospitals fighting for their lives,” Crosby said. “It’s not easy financially on them. I’m not going to just sit back and enjoy the life of being an NFL player and having more money than the average American.
“I want to help people out. I’m just excited to be in a position that allows me to do so.”
Crosby may be just 22 years of age, but it is clear that he already realizes the type of impact he can make in the community with his platform and money and that is awesome to see.
With the season just around the corner, Crosby’s focus will shift back to the field, although his work in the community is likely just beginning with a full career ahead of him.
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