Panthers’ Greg Olsen donates over $280K to children’s hospital
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen donated more than $280,000 to the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte on Friday.
WSOC reported that Olsen donated the money to the Heartest Yard program which helps provide home-care support for pediatric patients once they’re discharged from the hospital.
Olsen said the program is near to his heart, as his son T.J. was born with a serious heart defect.
The 28-year-old athlete said the grant will help provide in-home nurses to families at no cost.
Olsen’s foundation, Receptions For Research, will host a concert in Charlotte in September with country singer Billy Currington.
Organizers said all proceeds from the concert will go to Levine Children’s Hospital.
Olsen was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.