If you’re a fan of power football, then you’re a fan of the traditional fullback. Today the NFL says goodbye to one of these isolation lead blockers. Ten year veteran and two time Super Bowl winner Heath Evans has announced his retirement from the National Football League.
Evans will be stepping into the role of reporter and in-studio analyst for the NFL Network, but it’s the work he does with his charity, the Heath Evans Foundation, that I’d like to spotlight.
It’s the goal of his foundation to help the victims of childhood sexual abuse. They will be raffling off four tickets to the NFL season-opener on Thursday, Sept. 8 between the Saints (his former team) and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. For information on the raffle, visit his website.
The Heath Evans Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), is dedicated to fostering hope and healing in the lives of children and families affected by sexual abuse. The primary focus is on providing free counseling to victims and families in Palm Beach County, FL, where Heath grew up, and in Greater New Orleans, LA.
Evans and his wife, Beth Ann, have devoted the last several years to raising awareness about the insidious nature of sexual abuse with Heath at the forefront. This is a personal and passionate cause because Beth Ann was sexually abused as a third-grader.
Nationally, one out of four girls and one out of six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. The Heath Evans Foundation provides numerous services to help individuals and families, including free counseling, in Palm Beach County and the New Orleans area.