Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey Performs Glorious Christmas Gesture for Military Families

Published 12/26/2021, 10:00 AM EST


Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers’ star running back, is out with an ankle injury. He is using this time to leave no stones unturned to honor those who have served the nation. The Panthers’ star, with the help of his foundation (CMF), has paid off the layaway charges for 363 military families. In North Carolina, South Carolina, and Southern Virginia area.

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It was a great gesture from the highest-paid running back in the NFL. With this gesture, he served those who have served the nation by putting their lives at stake. It was a Christmas gift to those 363 families. The festive surprise to the families came over a zoom call. The Panthers star addressed 22 (also his jersey number) military members with the good news.

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Christian McCaffrey with a wholesome Christmas celebration

“We owe our servicemen and women and their families a debt of gratitude for all that they do to serve our country,” McCaffrey said. “The Christian McCaffrey Foundation is contributing to Pay Away the Layaway this holiday season to say thank you to military families throughout the Carolinas, for your service and your sacrifice.”

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The Christian McCaffrey Foundation took up the responsibility to pay off the layaway charges of dozens of military families this holiday season. Which was done with the partnership with ‘Pay Away the Layaway’, a nonprofit organization that works for the same initiative.

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“We are beyond grateful for Christian’s commitment, both personally and through CMF, to supporting military families,” said Pay Away the Layaway Founder, Lee Karchawer. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you for your service’ in a way that leaves a lasting impact. We couldn’t do it without partners and advocates like Christian and his Foundation.”

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However, McCaffrey is no stranger to philanthropy. He has committed to numerous humanitarian efforts through his Christian McCaffrey Foundation. He was nominated for the 11th annual NFL Salute to Service Award in November for supporting the military community.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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