Momentum for the Gridiron Greats fund is growing as the schedule inches closer to the Dec. 23 weekend when some players have pledged to donate game checks, or portions of their game checks to the organization that is dedicated to helping retired players in need of financial assistance.
Minnesota Vikings center Matt Birk announced at a press conference Tuesday his donation of $25,000, and Bears defensive tackle Darwin Walker has contacted the group for more information.
Kansas City’s Kyle Turley has spearheaded the effort to reach out to all active players and ask for their support. Brochures on the initiative have been circulating in the Bears locker room.
Stay tuned to see if Walker steps forward with a donation.