A round of applause for Dont’a Hightower! Monday night in Los Angeles, Hightower attended the annual Sports Spectacular where he received the Spirit Award for his work in the fight against diabetes.
— Amer. Diabetes Assn. (@AmDiabetesAssn) April 5, 2017
Hightower joined the fight against diabetes when his mother, L’Tanya was diagnosed with the disease. He was joined by other athletes who have joined the cause in fighting the disease. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers presented him the award.
“I think it says a lot for what I’m trying to do and a lot of athletes and a lot of guys here and what they’re trying to do in the community and in the public,” Hightower said, “and to know that we’re not just athletes and we do care outside of football.”
Well done Mr. Hightower! Keep winning on and off the field!