Braun Strowman is teaming up with the NFL's Green Bay Packers to raise money for a good cause.
On tonight's SmackDown from Green Bay, Strowman will wear custom Packers boots to honor Jackson Sparks, an eight-year-old boy who was killed in the Waukesha Christmas parade attack in November 2021. The boots will be auctioned off to benefit a foundation that's been set up to raise money for victims of the Christmas parade attack.
"Unfortunately, last year there was a travesty in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin and the Christmas parade. Hearing and seeing what awful things happened there last year, it reminded me of how special life really is and how important it is to support your community," Strowman said.
"I found out that one of the young men that had passed away, one of his things that he always wanted to do was meet his wrestling hero Braun Strowman. That really spoke to me even more. It told me how I needed to do more for these people and for those families. So I had the awesome opportunity to work with the Green Bay Packers and I'm having a custom pair of boots made. So I will wear those while I'm here on January the 13th representing WWE. And those boots that I'm wearing are going to be auctioned off and all the proceeds are going to be donated to the Waukesha Christmas parade foundation. And I really want to say thank you to everyone that tries to bid on these boots and help a good cause. At the end of the day, I want to leave the world a little better than I found it. And each and every one of you can help do that right now. Thank you."
Six people were killed and more than 60 were injured in the Christmas parade attack.
Strowman is challenging Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship on SmackDown tonight. The episode is taking place at Green Bay's Resch Center.