Errol Spence Jr. & Derrick James Give Back To Their Community

Errol Spence Jr Giving Back To His Hometown Of DeSoto

Derrick James and Errol Spence Jr

Errol Spence Jr Giving Back To His Hometown Of DeSoto

WBC/IBF World Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KOs), along with his trainer Derrick James, has partnered with Equinox Harvest Birch Water to donate nearly 4,000 bottles of water to the DeSoto, Texas Independent School District (DeSoto ISD).

Speaking to NBC Dallas Fort-Worth on April 22, the 30-year-old native of DeSoto said it’s about giving back to the people and the community who supported him from the beginning.

Errol Spence Jr gives back
Errol Spence Jr gives back

“It means a lot because it’s the school where I came from. I live here now, my dad lives here too. DeSoto done seen me grow up from when I was a little kid up to where I am now. They have always supported me since day one, so I want to support them and help them, and make sure I’m available for this cause”.

For James, he added that it means a lot to him because DeSoto is where he lives, it’s home. It means a lot for him to give back to his community that supports him and Errol every time the champ steps in the ring. In his mind, he owes them and is more than willing to support in any way possible.

During moments of crisis, it is often the case that professional athletes are one of the first groups to step up and support those who are in need. That continues to be the case during the current COVID-19 pandemic with charitable efforts of the hometown fighter affectionately known as “The Truth”.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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