It seems like this year Detroit Lions star tight end T.J. Hockenson is coming out of his shell. Who could possibly know what prompted him to go from a pretty reserved, quiet player to one unafraid to let his personality fly? I literally have no idea why that may have happened, but we’re all better for it.
Hockenson is using this newly-public personality to team up with his tight end friends George Kittle and Robert Tonyan for a unique charity drive. The three tight ends are leading a yoga class that you can join virtually for a $35 donation to Haiti Creates. Haiti Creates is a non-profit charity aimed to help children in the most impoverished parts of the nation get a good education. This video has a nice breakdown of what Haiti Creates is all about.
“This is an opportunity to raise money and helps kids get an education, provide jobs and feed hungry people in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the entire world,” Hockenson said in an Instagram post. “We are proud to be apart [sic] of it and excited to be partnering with Haiti Allies to raise money for their efforts in Haiti.”
The yoga event will also feature a live Q&A with the players and more information about the charity itself. If yoga isn’t your thing, charity drive is also selling $85 yoga mats bags signed by all three tight ends, which would be as unique of football memorabilia as you could possibly find. Of course, 100 percent of the proceeds from tickets and sales go directly to Haiti Creates.
The event is Wednesday, July 21 at 6-8 p.m. ET. For more information on the charity drive, including a link to buy tickets and yoga mats, head to Haiti Creates’ website here.