Jamaican international footballer Leon Bailey is teaming up with Food For The Poor, the largest charity organization in Jamaica.
The star player recently signed on to be one of the organization’s brand ambassadors and will be tasked with representing the charity in a positive light while increasing the brand’s awareness.
He will also bring awareness to discrimination against the less fortunate in his role as an ambassador for Special Olympics and Food For The Poor.
Bailey gifted Food For the Poor with two of his jerseys. Food for the Poor said that as part of its fundraising initiatives, the jerseys and other items, will be included in a silent auction, which will help to raise funds to support its various program and projects.
Bailey’s father, Craig Butler, the founder and chief executive officer of Phoenix All-Stars Football Academy, who presented the jerseys to the organization on his son’s behalf, said that “The Leon Bailey Foundation wants to assist in any way we can to ensure that the less fortunate, especially children, have a better life.”
He added that Bailey had benefited significantly from others who have cared and looked out for him. “His intention, through the foundation, is to give back to the people of Jamaica, especially the children of Jamaica who are in need. We thank Food For The Poor for the opportunity to support their cause in this way.”
The partnership between Bailey and Food for the Poor was announced as the footballer launched the Leon Bailey Dare to Care Foundation. Butler says the foundation will have a state-of-the-art facility in Mona, Kingston, which will include a medical clinic, classrooms, stadium seating and an artificial turf field.
Leon Bailey, a Bayer Leverkusen winger, is a prominent player in Germany’s Bundesliga football competition.
The 23-year-old also plays for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz. He made his debut for the football team in 2019.