Former Alabama and current Green Bay Packers defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix connected with a young fan on Twitter to raise awareness for army veteran suicide.
Evan Saevre, a Packers fan from Indiana, was participating in the 22 Veterans Daily Challenge, which tasks participants with doing 22 pushups for 22 days to raise awareness of high suicide rates among veterans. The number comes from the average of veterans who commit suicide each day — 22.
Clinton-Dix recognized the challenge because Saevre was doing pushups in his No. 21 Packers jersey. Saevre and his family were invited to the Green Bay facility so that they could complete the Veterans Daily Challenge together.
— Quinn Saevre (@QSaevre) May 24, 2016
Thanks my man 22 push-ups for Evan and 21. Thanks to all Veterans ?? https://t.co/Q5O00MfCw8
— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) May 24, 2016
The Veterans Daily Challenge was started by army veteran Nate Koehn in Wyoming, Mich last year. The goal was to raise money for the charity 22KILL. The mission of the foundation is to “empower and honor those who’ve served and raise veteran suicide awareness.”
The campaign has since gone viral, with various celebrities and athletes taking part in the challenge. Clinton-Dix is the latest to join the cause, and it was a special moment for the Saevre family.
@haha_cd6 Thank you for being such an inspiration to my son Evan!
— keri hobbs (@keri84leigh) May 24, 2016