All-star receiver Dez Bryant has a special one for NFL charities, too.
The Los Angeles Lakers star and the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver have teamed up with Dallas Stars charity partners, Goodwill Industries and the University of Southern California to raise money for Goodwill International, which provides shelter and medical care to children and their families.
The event is the first of its kind for the Dallas Stars, according to Goodwill, and the players’ charity is being hosted by Stars owner Mark Cuban.
Bryant also is donating $5,000 to the foundation, which will be used for the team’s charitable work.
Bryant told the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday that he’s raised $1 million in the past year and that he hopes to continue doing so.
“I’ve done it for charities that are great and just so we can be good for our children, for those who are in need, and for our families,” Bryant said.
“The more we can help those in need around the world, the better off we’re going to be.”
Bryant has raised more than $50 million for Goodwills and has donated more than 1,500 hours of his own time to the charity since his rookie season in 2015.
The star was honored at the NFL Awards last week and thanked his teammates and teammates’ fans.
Bryant’s donation to the Goodwill Foundation comes at a time when other stars have expressed their appreciation for the cause.
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and quarterback Dak Prescott, who is helping raise money with the Cowboys, have donated a total of more than 6 million hours of their own time and are expected to exceed that total in the coming weeks.
The Dallas Cowboys and the NFL Players Association have also been working together to provide relief to the families of victims of the hurricane in Texas and Florida.