A former Pigskin Roundup All-Star is making waves in the NFL, but also making the time to give back to his community. Dre Kirkpatrick back in East Alabama on Monday for a great cause.
Kirkpatrick held a back-to-school shopping spree for 19 kids in his hometown of Gadsden this morning. The boys and girls picked out new shoes at Shoe Carnival and clothes at Old Navy then had a pizza party at Blackstone in downtown Gadsden. The former Alabama All-American and Gadsden City High School star says spreading hope and joy to kids is important to him.
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Giving back to the community is nothing new for Kirkpatrick. He started the 21 Kids Foundation early in his NFL career to help youth through mentorships and both academic and emotional support. He says the idea for today’s spree started with some of his own passions of shoes.
Kirkpatrick is entering his seventh season with the Cincinnati Bengals and heads off to training camp later this month.