Football star Calvin Ridley, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, dashes to the end zone to score a touchdown. 71,000 NFL fans cheer him on and the stadium roars with applause. In this exhilarating moment, Calvin thinks back to the football field he first practiced on at SOS Children’s Villages - Florida. Tears well up in his eyes; he’s overcome with joy and gratitude for the path that got him here.
He’s grateful for SOS.
For an NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens this past season Calvin was invited to select a charitable organization to display on his shoes as part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative. We’re so proud that he chose to represent SOS Children’s Villages Florida to the nation .
Be sure to watch and share this heartwarming video of Calvin explaining how his loving childhood in the a foster care facility at an SOS village opened the door to a fulfilling career: