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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady ad On Thursday, he partnered with private aviation company Wheels Up to donate 10 million meals to families in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The donation, which is equivalent to a million dollar contribution to Feeding America, is part of the Meals Up initiative.
Brady posted a Instagram video March 23 with advice related to COVID-19, in writing (via WEEI Ryan Hannable):
“Hey guys, I hope you stay safe and healthy there. I just wanted to share with you some of the tips we gathered at TB12. We are in a difficult time, but I know we can overcome it. Just taking some of these small steps can really make a huge difference in your life. They have mine. I try to live with them every day, not just in times of crisis, but we have one body. We will do our best to take care of it. I’m with you guys. You have my support and I know that we will go through all of this together. ”
Brady previously signed contract with Bucs deferred because of the coronavirus.
The 42-year-old California native has spent the past 20 years with the New England Patriots. He has become one of the most decorated players in NFL history with six Super Bowl championships, three MVP awards and 14 Pro Bowl selections, along with numerous other individual and team awards.
League officials confirmed On Tuesday, they plan to start the 2020 season on time in September with hopes of playing a full 16 game schedule despite the current widespread ban on large gatherings.