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SAN ANGELO – When the Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott scored a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in a nationally televised Thanksgiving game, Elliott was handed $21 by a fan, which represented his jersey number. He then threw the money into the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle. Elliott later challenged NFL fans to donate $21 to the Red Kettle Campaign and he will match the donations with $21,000 of his own money.
Little did Elliott know that chain of events would translate to the local San Angelo Salvation Army coming up with a great idea for their annual “Fill a Kettle, Fight for Good” 2018 campaign.
This morning at 8:30, November 28, KSJT FM radio personality, Andrea Solis, interviewed Salvation Army representative, Major Stan Carr who was accompanied by Miss Janet Sheen, SA Community Relations/ Development Coordinator. Major Carr informed Solis on what the local nonprofit wants to do here, similar to Elliott’s idea. “He (Ezekiel) is challenging all Cowboy fans to donate $21 dollars in his honor.” “We are asking you to do is take a $20 bill and a $1-dollar bill, wrap them together and throw them in the kettle” said Carr. If that fan can get a friend to video tape it and follow up with the Salvation Army’s request, #sachallenge21. “Turn to the camera and say “I’m challenging four of my friends to do the same thing and post it on social media. “Let’s see if we can raise $21,000 locally here.” Last year Carr stated that SA raised 79,000. With the $20 dollars plus $1-dollar bill concept, the goal for this year is to raise $100,000.
The Red Kettle campaign drive starts next Tuesday, December 4th in the front entrance of the Sunset Mall, 4001 Sunset Drive.