Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Safety
Smith will soon launch the his annual BIG Tackles campaign, an initiative that raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities with each stop he makes on an opponent.
Fans can pledge money per tackle that Smith racks up, with all of the funds going to BBBS.
“It’s great because I get to go out and have fun, and if I’m playing well then it’s going to help them even more,” Smith said. “It also builds some excitement for fans watching, they can kind of get involved and feel kind of like they’re out there too when I’m making plays. They are making an impact as well.”
Smith raised more than $16,000 in 2016 during his first season of the program, and increased that total to nearly $42,000 during the 2017 season, in which he made his third straight Pro Bowl.
The money raised for BBBS helps the organization coordinate activities and educational programs for Bigs and Littles.
Published Date:February 15, 2019