Fund for Orphaned Son of Deceased NFL Reporter Reaches Humongous Amount

Published 01/01/2022, 1:09 PM EST


The NFL community has poured its heart out to support Jeff Dickerson’s 11-year-old son, Parker Dickerson. Jeff was a former ESPN Chicago Bears beat reporter and was beloved by the NFL community. Jeff Dickerson passed away due to cancer this week on Tuesday.

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Jeff’s untimely death put his son in a grave situation. Parker’s mother, Caitlin Dickerson, also passed away from skin cancer two years ago. And now, the boy has been left in this world with no parents. And so, after Tuesday, his sister-in-law Jen Etling Hobin created a fundraiser in which she had requested people to support the young boy in his days of misery.

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Parker’s Fund receives a huge sum from the NFL community and others

On the GoFundMe Page, she explained her vision to utilize the fund to benefit Parker.

“Many people have reached out wanting to know how they can support Parker. We set up this fund to do exactly that. Please know that every dollar raised will directly support Parker’s education, health, and welfare… and yes, his athletics.”

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She adds, “Parker will continue to be surrounded by many fans—doting grandparents Sandy & George, Grandma Patty, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We hope this fund becomes a lasting tribute to a loving father, son, a great brother-in-law, uncle, professional, coach, colleague, and friend.”

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To support the young boy, owners of teams like the Washington Football Team, Philadelphia Eagles, and Indianapolis Colts donated a fair share in the fund. Teams including Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, and Seattle Seahawks also pledged a huge sum in it.

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Furthermore, it was surprising to see an anonymous donor pledged a fortune worth $60,000 donation to the fund. And now, the fund has reached a new high, which was completely unexpected to the Dickerson family. The fund has now shattered its target of $100,000. As of now, it has reached a huge target of $1 million.

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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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