Microsoft and Richard Sherman Team Up To Create Change
This NFL season, Richard Sherman is one of five NFL players who will be telling powerful stories of how they are working tirelessly off the field to Create Change in their community, and how they are partnering with Microsoft to further their missions. These highlighted players have overcome obstacles to achieve success in their sport, continuously make efforts to create positive change in the world and represent the ideals of the Surface spirit: creativity, potential, courage, determination, and focus.
Before Richard Sherman was named to four All-Pro teams, he was a student at Compton High School, where he worked hard to accomplish goals both on the field and in the classroom. He created Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation to teach children that everyone has great potential. Sherman believes that without the tools to be successful in school, such as pens, paper, notebooks and technology, it would have been difficult to get to where he is today. With this in mind Sherman and Blanket Coverage work hard to provide students in low-income communities with school supplies and clothing so they can better achieve their goals.
Microsoft will be making a $25,000 donation to each of the five player charities, including Blanket Coverage. Sherman intends to use the $25,000 to bring a Surface computer lab to Compton High School so that students are better equipped to accomplish their goals in the classroom. Fans will also have a chance to give back to their favorite Create Change charity through the Microsoft Rewards platform, and Microsoft will match every donation dollar for dollar. Additionally, through December 12th, fans can submit their own powerful stories of how they create change in their local communities over social media using the hashtag #CreateChangeContest. Each player will select his favorite story and the winners will receive a trip for two to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
Help support Sherman and Blanket Coverage by showing how you make a difference in your community every day. Simply submit your stories showing how you create change using the #CreateChangeContest hashtag and post to social media. Go to Surface.com/NFL for further details.
In Conjunction with: Microsoft