x
Breaking News
More (1) »

Atlanta's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Atlanta, Georgia | 11alive.com

NFL players and celebs team up to raise money for Devon Gales

A fundraising effort is underway to raise money for former college football player Devon Gales who was paralyzed during a 2015 game against the University of Georgia.

NFL stars and celebrities are working together to raise money for former college football player, Devon Gales.

On Sept. 26, 2015, Gales, who played for Southern University, suffered a spinal injury while facing UGA.

According to a tweet from Bleacher Report, the athletes and celebs are teaming up with nonprofit Walk Again Athletic Warriors, selling customized shoes in hopes of raising $500,000 for an adaptable home for Gales.

PREVIOUS | Devon Gales posts walking video 2 years after paralyzing injury in UGA game

Earlier this year, the University of Georgia helped raise $49,000 for the Gales family through several fundraising channels, including selling licensed Georgia t-shirts. But with estimated costs for a home at $500,000, the university is trying to get more people involved.

Gales has vowed to walk again on his own, posting a video this summer of him throwing a football during therapy.

NFL Stars and Celebs are teaming up with @walkagainaw to raise money for former CFB player, Devon Gales, who was paralyzed two years ago pic.twitter.com/kBPYtU6Dy8

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 26, 2017