Pitt redshirt senior defensive lineman Deslin Alexandre announced the start of The Fifth Down Campaign.
It is a partnership with the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, with the goal of raising $50,000 in order to provide better schooling, food and more for children in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, where Alexandre is from.
I am excited to share Fifth Down for Haiti. Starting today and running through December 2022, I am partnering with @PKFtweets to provide food, water, and tuition for children in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. Join our campaign and help us meet our $50,000 goal. Link in the bio. #H2P pic.twitter.com/L9t9NGW5r7
— Deslin Alexandre (@_Deslin) July 21, 2022
Alexandre moved to the United States when he was only three years old and remarks how he benefitted from the move and how he took advantage of the opportunities.
“Many Haitians are not afforded the same opportunities, so I wanted to use my platform to bring awareness to the disparities in Haiti,” Alexandre said in a video announcing the foundation. “This Campaign is important to me because I want to bring more opportunities to the children of Cap-Haitien.”
More information on the partnership is available at https://www.pittsburghkidsfoundation.org/5thdown.