Nnamdi Asomugha – “Benevolent Baller Spotlight”

Photo Source: PRPhotos.com

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Each month, CHITCHAT RUNWAY highlights a professional athlete that gives back to the community through charitable initiatives. We are honored to feature former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and The Asomugha Foundation in the spotlight for the month of August. Nnamdi is not only Kerry Washington’s hubby, but a philanthropist as well!

The Asomugha Foundation’s programs include:

  • Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) – “ACTS is an annual college tour and mentoring program that provides high-achieving high school students of color with the opportunity to visit college campuses across the country.”
  • Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN) – “OWIN provides aid to a growing population of widows and orphans who are among the most vulnerable on the continent of Africa. OWIN works to position widows and orphans for economic success and independence through education, spiritual guidance and vocational training.”
All too often, we’re inundated with negative images of sports figures in the press. However, we believe it’s important to add balance by showcasing athletes who actively strive to be great role models and give back to their communities. It was in this spirit that the “Benevolent Baller Spotlight” was launched on CHITCHAT RUNWAY. Check out Nnamdi’s feature on the CHITCHAT RUNWAY sidebar for the rest of August. Way to go, Nnamdi!