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Thomas Morstead – Growing Through Giving


Aug 3, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead (6) during a scrimmage at the team training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret, but Thomas Morstead is one of Who Dat Nation’s most coveted fan favorites. Morstead was just a rookie in 2009 when he joined the New Orleans Saints franchise, but has made an immediate impact ever since he came onto the scene.

Along with his wife Lauren, Thomas started the What You Give Will Grow foundation in 2012. Morstead’s foundation has raised approximately $100,000 with the help of Who Dat Nation.

What You Give Will Grow, or Team WYGWG, looks to inspire action behind the idea that giving back makes a difference. The mission WYGWG is to support causes, organizations, small businesses, artists, musicians, and the entire Who Dat Nation throughout the community. Whether it’s random acts of kindness, or donations, this type of generous behavior helps spread the ultimate mission and purpose.

There’s a strong focus on children’s charities and cancer initiatives, which is evident through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at Finn McCool’s. St. Baldrick’s exists to help battle childhood cancer. Over 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and it’s the leading cause of death over any other type of disease that exists. Morstead’s partners also include OncoLogics, Triumph Over Kid Cancer, and Children’s Hospital.

For any interested member of Who Dat Nation, Morstead’s currently running a raffle that will close at midnight tonight. You can visit it here: What You Give Will Grow Saints Season Tickets Raffle. The raffle proceeds include the following:

  • 2 season tickets to every New Orleans Saints home game in 2014 (Section 101)
  • 1 night hotel accommodations for each home game at the Royal Sonesta
  • 1 diamond fleur-de-lis necklace courtesy of Friend & Company
  • Dinner with Thomas and Lauren Morstead at Desi Vega’s in New Orleans (and Maxwell might make an appearance)
  • 1 autographed Thomas Morstead authentic NFL jersey
  • Complete Sprout6 tee-shirt collection

The raffle is great, but remember the key message: What You Give Will Grow. Of all people to lead the way for hospitality and generosity, I can’t think of a better fan base than Who Dat Nation.