A former Husker and current NFL star is reaching out to some fourth graders in Omaha. Ndamukong Suh is providing backpacks to students at Fontenelle Elementary.
Ndamukong Suh Family Foundation sponsors the “90 Backpack Program” which will give away 30 backpacks in Nebraska, another 30 in Detroit, and another 30 in Suh's hometown of Portland, Oregon.
All the backpacks a filled will school supplies and go to schools where the need is high.
“Some of them got really excited, because they knew who he was. And others don't,” said Ngum Suh, Ndamukong's sister and partner in the foundation. “And that's not really the biggest thing for us. The biggest thing is that there is somebody out there who really cares and wants to encourage them.”
Ngum helped distribute the backpacks in Anne Horrum's fourth-grade class Monday morning.
“He has a big, big passion for education,” said Ngum Suh. “Our mother is a first grade and second grade teacher. She's been teaching for over 33 years.”
Before the students received the backpacks they signed an agreement to commit to work hard and be good students.
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