The Pitt football has not only had success on the field but off the field this season, using its respective name, image and likeness deals to give back to the local community.
Star sophomore wide receiver Jordan Addison is no different, deciding to use his own NIL deal as a way to give back to at-risk kids through the Tickets for Kids charities. Addison is partnering with the charity, through Ruckno Family Properties, to meet with a child and provide them with a gift and tickets to the Pitt-UNC game on Thursday.
EVERY kid should dream big! So, I’m partnering with https://t.co/HfYuSSGJRQ! They provide great experiences for amazing kids! This week, thanks to Ruckno Family Properties, I will meet a lucky kid, present a gift, and they will attend the NC game! Plz support Tickets For Kids! pic.twitter.com/0cHTmLw64j
— Jordan Addison (@Espn_Jordan) November 8, 2021
Tickets for Kids is a charity group with locations in Pittsburgh, St. Paul, New York, Sarasota and Washington D.C. that provides at-risk children with experiences that inspire hope, dreams, and achievements for a lifetime.
The charities partner with youth-serving organizations throughout the country to provide free access to attend the arts, cultural, educational and athletic venues in their communities.
Addison has been one of the best wide receivers in college football this season, ranking as the eighth-leading wideout in the nation. He’s caught 54 passes for 989 yards and 11 touchdowns — his 18.26 yards per reception are the most in the NCAA among wide receivers with at least 50 catches.
Addison has racked up 114 receptions for 1,652 yards and 15 touchdowns in his Pitt career, truly breaking out as a junior as Kenny Pickett’s favorite target in the high-powered Panthers’ offense.