The Ndamukong Suh Family Foundation (NSFF) seeks to advance education, health and wellness, and international outreach within the community.
The Suh family are big fans of BCG and we are big fans of all that Ndamukong Suh is doing to give back to the community. The Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh donated $250,000 to his former high school in Portland, OR to help pay for the construction of a new football field and track. A 2005 graduate of Grant High School, Suh was motivated to give back so future generations could enjoy the benefits of better facilities.
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s Family Foundation (NSFF) hosted 93 youth guests from the Overtown Youth Center (OYC), Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Miami Dolphins training camp. In addition to viewing the morning practice session, NSFF treated the youth to food, beverages and provided special “Suh’s Crew” T-shirts for the kids. After practice, Suh visited with the group sharing laughs, stories and encouraging messages in addition to taking photos. The OYC is a youth development agency co-founded by Alonzo Mourning.
Isaac and his family attended practice, met with the team and watched the Lions host the Indianapolis Colts from Suh’s suite.
“It was awesome,” Isaac said. “I didn’t know we were going to sit in his (suite) until he told me after practice. It was fun. Even my brother Kyle said it was fun and he doesn’t normally watch football with me.”
That memorable experience could have been the end to a nice story, but Suh has made an effort to stay in contact with Isaac.
In April, the Lions star returned to Omaha, Neb. for a Make-a-Wish fundraiser. He insisted Isaac and his family were in attendance.
“When he got there, he threw around the football with Isaac for thirty minutes or so and talked to him quite a bit,” Steve said. “Ndamukong could have very easily said, ‘It was good to see you, but now I’ve got to go out and see everybody else.’ But that’s not what he did. He said, ‘Isaac, it’s time for us to go out.’ The entire night, he never left my son. That tells you a lot about the man.”
The 2009 Associated Press National College Football Player of the Year and winner of the Lombardi, Outland, Bednarik, and the Nagurski football awards – Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh – announced Saturday at the Husker Spring Game that he will donate $2 million to Nebraska Athletics for its Strength and Conditioning Program and an additional $600,000 to the UNL College of Engineering to endow a scholarship.
Ndamukong’s commitment to education landed on the north side of Omaha, Nebraska with his giving of back packs to students. Ms. Horrum fourth grade class of Fontanelle Elementary became the recipients of Ndamukong’s Nike back packs, school supplies, and KIND bar nutrition snack.
In exchange for the backpacks, students were asked to sign an unofficial SUH’s Scholars agreement as their commitment to doing their best in school, at home, and amongst friends. After spending their first 2 weeks reciting their pledge, the day finally came and they received their back packs.
Ndamukong Suh hosted of the 10th Annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game to benefit the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.
Suh also helped coach the Detroit Jam, one of two teams of celebrities and former athletes who played alongside members of the Detroit Diehards, a wheelchair basketball team.
All of the proceeds from the event benefit the Detroit Medical Center Institute’s SportsAbility program, which allows wheelchair athletes to participate in everything from basketball to waterskiing.