Photo Gallery | SLIDESHOW: Warrick Dunn Day
Baton Rouge Native and former NFL Running Back Warrick Dunn was recognized by State Rep. Edward "Ted" James for his work in the community. A resolution was read in the House on Wednesday, May 15 at the State Capitol.
For the past 15 years, Dunn through his Warrick Dunn Charities has been assisting single mothers with the purchase of a home and furnishing it for them with his "Home for the Holidays" program. He also administers Betty's Hope, a mobile grief support program.
Dunn was one of six siblings raised in a single-parent household. His mother Betty Smothers was a Baton Rouge police officer who dreamed of owning her own home. She was killed in the line of duty when Dunn was in high school. She never got to purchase a house.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player has been giving back to the community in honor of his mom.