David Green is taking a page out of Cal Adomitis’ book for this one.
Green is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Western PA to raise money for local kids in the area, kids who remind him of himself from not that long ago — and the reward is the same that Adomitis offered.
‘Giving Green’ is an NIL fundraising initiative that has a goal of raising $22,222 for the Boys and Girls Club of Western PA, and if the fundraising total is reached, Green will allow the kids from the Boys and Girls Club to shave his head.
“I’m teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of Western PA to help our youth, so they continue to have the opportunity to chase their dreams,” Green said in his Twitter post. “It means a lot to me because I was once in their shoes before, wishing to be on this stage today.
“Every Saturday I wear my No. 2 jersey loud and proud for our Panthers, so my goal is to raise $22,222 for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Western PA. So, if this goal is met, which I know it will be, I will let the boys and girls of the Boys and Girls Club shave my head bald.
“So, Panther Nation, we’re all counting on you to make this happen.”
John 13:7 Jesus answered “you may not know now but later, you will understand”… 4 years ago I was lost, but now I understand my calling and I hope you will join me on this journey🏾 #H2P pic.twitter.com/0pCEMbVlq9
— David Green (@TMT_DGreen2) June 14, 2023
Adomitis raised over $115,000 for his ‘Cal’s Kids’ fundraiser for the UPMC Children’s Hospital in 2021, and Deslin raised over $50,000 for his 5th Down Campaign, helping to provide opportunities for children in Alexandre’s hometown of Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
And now Green is the latest Pitt football player to use NIL as a platform to raise money for a cause near and dear to his heart.
But of course, as he mentioned, Green will be returning for one last go-around at Pitt in the fall. And he’s going to be relied upon as a key veteran leader in the defense — and across the entire team — next season.
Green played in all 14 games last season, rotating as a starting defensive lineman with Devin Danielson (who has yet to announce his intentions for 2023) alongside Calijah Kancey.
He racked up 410 defensive snaps in 2022, grading out as an above-average run-stopper. He recorded 22 tackles (11 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass breakup last season.
In a career where he’s graded higher and higher each season, Green has racked up 59 tackles (31 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two pass breakups.
For those who would like to donate to Green’s fundraiser, they can do so here: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/givinggreen/