Houston Chronicle September 29th

Arian Foster on charity event raising $125,000: ‘Great night for philanthropy’

Texans Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster, his teammates and more than 150 Houstonians attended a charity event at Morton’s the Steakhouse at the Galleria Monday night that raised $125,000 for his charitable foundation.

The Arian Foster Family Foundation supports families and youth in underprivileged neighborhoods, devoted to improving access to healthy food and increasing financial education and opportunities for personal development.

Foster and his teammates, including linebackers Brian Cushing and Jadeveon Clowney, offensive linemen Duane Brown, Ben Jones and Derek Newton, punter Shane Lechler, wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts III, cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson and Kevin Johnson and running backs Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes donned aprons and worked as celebrity servers. Foster’s family, including his parents, Bernadette Sizemore and Carl Foster, and his brother, Abdul, also attended the event.

“Great night for philanthropy, great night to be alive,” Foster said. “How many people’s lives are better because how you live is the true measure of one’s success. It’s in that relentless pursuit of helping others that we each get closer to the person we were truly born to be!”