Former Greater Atlanta Christian football player Darius Slayton has launched a charitable campaign surrounding his participation in the upcoming NFL Combine.
The wide receiver prospect, who passed up his final year of eligibility at Auburn to turn pro, introduced a Pledge It campaign where fans can pledge a donation for every inch Slayton reaches in the vertical leap testing at the combine.
Proceeds from the campaign go to the Alabama Area Agency on Aging. Donations are accepted at pledgeit.org/darius-slayton.
“Growing up, my grandparents were very important to me,” Slayton said. “They were and are a pillar of their community, hard-working, well respected and well-loved. When my grandfather was diagnosed with dementia, it was a big blow for me and my family. Dementia not only takes an enormous toll on those who have it, but their caregivers as well.
“I have seen the struggles that my grandfather now faces just to make it through the day, and the strain that it puts on my grandmother as his primary caregiver. I am very grateful to the services that they have received from the Alabama Area Agency on Aging, and I am proud and honored to support them with this campaign in my grandparents’ honor.”