Jeff Dickerson: GoFundMe for late ESPN reporter’s son raises more than $1 million
The GoFundMe campaign continues to develop for Packer Dickerson, the son of ESPN Chicago Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson who lately died from problems with colon most cancers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter gave $5,000 to extend the Parker Dickinson fund to $1 million on Friday. Jeff died in the identical hospice facility the place his spouse, Caitlin, died two years in the past, on Tuesday. Caitlin was identified with melanoma and handled its problems for over seven years.
Each greenback raised within the fund will go towards straight supporting Parker’s training, well being, welfare and his athletics.
”Parker’s life was eternally modified twice this week, first when he misplaced his second father or mother, then when over 14,000 folks got here collectively to attempt to make his future slightly simpler. THANK YOU to all,” Schefter stated in a tweet.
When the fund was initially created, the purpose was to boost $100,000. On Wednesday, a day after Dickerson’s loss of life, the fund had raised almost $600,000.
The financial contributions for Parker have come from noteworthy athletes, groups and vital members of the sports activities group. The Seahawks and the Rams donated $2,500; Colts proprietor Jim Irsay and WFT house owners Tanya and Daniel Snyder every gave $25,000; Cubs’ president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer gave $1,500; and former Panthers star Greg Olsen and present Chicago quarterback Andy Dalton every donated $5,000.
Different members like Texans’ EVP Jack Easterby and his spouse, Holly donated $2,000. The Chicago Blackhawks Basis and the Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts every donated $5,000 whereas Eagles proprietor Jeffrey Lurie offered $10,000 to Parker’s fund.
As of Friday afternoon, more than 7,400 folks have donated $1,016,220.