Brandon Carr

Brandon Carr hasn't forgotten where he grew up. As his hometown of Flint, Michigan endures a water-poisoning crisis, the Cowboys cornerback is giving $110,000 back to the community.

He's also hoping his contribution will inspire other athletes to do the same.

"I am especially concerned about the children of Flint who now, because of lead poisoning, face tremendous adversity for the remainder of their lives," Carr said, according to MLive.com. "I call upon everyone including my fellow athletes across all professional sports leagues to do the right thing and support these kids for long-term through the Carr Cares Fund for Flint."

Carr isn't the first athlete to help out Flint, although his gift is the biggest to-date. Current Detroit Lion Ziggy Ansah had previously donated 94,000 bottles of water to the city, and the Redskins' Terrance Knighton had gathered his defensive line teammates to ship 3,500 bottles to Flint.


A number of Lions players have pledged to lend their hand in upcoming charity efforts, and Seattle running back Thomas Rawls -- also a Flint native -- plans to come back and help Flint recover later this offseason, according to Newsweek.

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores also intends to raise $10 million to help address the Flint water crisis.

$100,000 of Carr's donation will go to the Carr Cares Fund for Flint. The remaining $10,000 will go toward replacing pipes and plumbing in the city.

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