Steven Thomas Weatherford is the founder of the Steve Weatherford World Champion Foundation, established to “support the dreams of aspiring champions to be.” Steve is an American football punter who most recently played for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He’s also a dedicated husband, father, and a nationally recognized philanthropist.
Steve Weatherford is the recipient of the 2015 World of Children Advocacy Award. This non-monetary award was given at the inaugural Summer Classic benefiting World of Children, held in Manhasset, NY, on June 15, 2015. Steve joins the ranks of other dedicated philanthropists who have received the Advocacy Award, such as hunger activist Lauren Bush Lauren and sports enthusiasts Dan and Claire Marino.
Through his various initiatives, Steve Weatherford has served as a role model to over 100,000 youths with his primary outreach focused on children, health and fitness, and family. Some of his programs include the Rush the Punter and Kick for Kids events that fund school education programs in his home town of Terre Haute, Indiana, and his New Jersey based Project Prom campaign which gave Superstorm Sandy victims a chance to attend their high school proms with dignity and style.
He is a spokesperson for several other non-profits including Second Chance Toys and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and in 2013, he was named Health & Fitness Ambassador for the NJ Boys and Girls Club.
“Giving back boils down to being an integral part of the human condition and there are some very special organizations that help people from all walks of life and have a place for every type of volunteer.” Steve says. “All acts of kindness, no matter how small, are significant, and if these acts only impact one person, they will have still made the world a better place.”