Former Super Bowl Champion James Ihedigbo is on a mission to deliver a new shuttle bus to Houston’s The R.O.C.K. Church by Christmas Day!
The R.O.C.K. (Reflections of Christ’s Kingdom) Church is in need of a shuttle bus for a community outreach program that helps provide badly needed transportation to women from The Bridge Women’s Shelter, college students from University of Houston Clear Lake, University of Houston Downtown and Texas State University, and the Boys Scouts of America.
Ihedigbo, a Houston resident and retired NFL Pro, learned of the church’s mission and is uniting local businesses and donors via social media to help raise the $60,000 needed to purchase a new shuttle bus for them by Christmas!
The former Super Bowl Champ, who now owns and operates three Houston Area Kiddie Academies, launched the fundraising campaign on his Instagram page to help make the church’s wish of a new shuttle bus come true in a little over two weeks!
As of December 3, 2019, Ihedigbo, along with local businesses who’ve joined the effort (Gravitt8, Kiddie Academy League City, Night Light Pediatric, and Core Development), have raised $20,000 toward the new bus!
“This is the season of giving and this is a wonderful opportunity to ‘be the difference’ in the lives of the people this shuttle bus will help,” said Ihedigbo. “We’re asking businesses and individuals to join our team and make a donation, big or small, to help us deliver a very cool Christmas gift that will benefit the Houston community for years to come.”
To join Ihedigbo’s team and help deliver a new Shuttle Bus for the church, visit James’ Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/diggz32/ and follow the link to Give (https://www.shelbygiving.com/App/Giving/rock). The R.O.C.K. is a 501c(3) charity and all donations to the Shuttle Bus Campaign are tax deductible by law.
James Ihedigbo is a retired professional football player, with a 10-year NFL career, including a Super Bowl Championship with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012, and defensive positions with the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills. When James was drafted to the NFL in 2007, he launched the Hope Africa USA Educational Foundation with his wife, Brittany, and used his new professional platform to further his father’s dream of higher education for all, by helping over 50 students across the country pay for college tuition.
James and his wife now own and operate Kiddie Academy® Lakes of Savannah, Kiddie Academy® of League City East and Kiddie Academy® of League City West. He continues to support educational and community causes in throughout Houston, Texas, and the US.