WNJ Foundation holds annual community breakfast

By: Kylie Dixon Email
By: Kylie Dixon Email

SHERMAN, TX - The Wilson N. Jones Community Foundation welcomed a hometown sports hero Wednesday morning at their annual community breakfast, where he shared a message of giving back to the community.

Hunter Smith is a Super Bowl champion, having played for the Indianapolis Colts for 10 years and then the Washington Redskins for 2 season. Smith's hometown is Sherman, Texas.

"One of the great memories I have growing up was at Old Settlers Park," Smith said.

He spoke at the Wilson N. Jones Foundation annual community breakfast. His speech was part of an effort to encourage the community to help others in need.

"I grew up in the sports community here. I have a heart to see the sports culture change."

Smith spoke about his new book "Jersey Effect." It focuses on career athletes struggling after sports, and the emphasis on how parenting can affect their child's future.

Also recognized was Eddie Young. He was given The Emmett-Essin Community Award for his work with the Boys and Girls Club.

But the main focus was on donating to the foundation, so WNJ can keep helping the people in need.

"That's what Wilson N. Jones set this hospital up for about 100 years ago, and the attorney general has stayed true to that and has given us that responsibility of providing health care to the indigent," WNJ Foundation chairman Peter Kloppers said.

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