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Blake Corum extending Thanksgiving to families with donated turkeys 2022

Michigans Blake Corum is in the midst of a magical season for the Michigan Football team. The star Michigan running back is third in the country in rushing yards, second in touchdowns, and one of the front runners for the Heisman Trophy. But, this weekend Corum will be making an impact in his community the day after he (hopefully) makes an impact on the gridiron. For the second year in a row, Corum is using his NIL money to donate thanksgiving turkeys and milk to the communities surrounding the Ann Arbor area.

Blake Corum’s generosity to surrounding communities

We know that Corum’s impact on the Michigan Wolverines football team is immense, but it’s hard to overlook the impact generosity like this can mean for families in the community. According to 97.1 The Ticket’s, Will Burchfield,

This weekend, Corum is doing something bigger than chasing college football’s biggest award. For the second straight year, he’s using his Name, Image and Likeness money to fund a Thanksgiving turkey drive for families in need in the Ann Arbor area.

With the help of local charity groups, including the CLR Academy which is sponsored by Corum’s position coach Mike Hart and where he has volunteered in the past, Corum said the second annual ‘Giving Back 2 Give Thanks’ drive will distribute a total of 300 turkeys and 300 gallons of milk – an increase of 100 each from last year – at two locations Sunday afternoon: the Sycamore Meadows housing project in Superior Township and the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti.

Will Burchfield, 971. The Ticket.

There’s a definite reason to love Corum’s play on the field, but this is exactly what we wish athletes would do with their status. Hopefully, these families will be able to enjoy the donation as they gather around their tables for Thanksgiving. Good for you, Blake, and Go Blue!

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Written by Teddy Jackson

Writer for the best sports city in the world. General optimist with an analytical eye. “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” -Sherlock Holmes

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