Former Notre Dame linebacker Brian Smith enters his 2nd season in the NFL this year with the Cleveland Browns but he's already looking to give back.
Smith has started his own non-for-profit organization called the Brian Smith Foundation, which will raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Cleveland.
"The branch in Cleveland is hurting right now--they don't have enough funds to make these wishes come true," Smith explains.
Smith has come up with a very cool and fun way to help generate funds through in the foundation's first event. He will host a Pub Run Saturday in South Bend after the Blue-Gold Game. It will start at 5:30 pm at the Linebacker, then go to Main Street Pub and culminate at Mulligan's. The cost is the $30 advance purchase, $35 at the door and $20 for students.
"I thought you know what, a lot of people come out for the Spring Game, like to have a good time--why not have a fun event where the money raised can be donated for a good cause," Smith says.
There will be a ton of prizes including one of Smith's old jerseys that he actually worn in a game and he will personalize it. Former Irish defensive lineman Ian Williams is donating a pair of tickets to any 49ers game next season. They will also be raffling off field passes for Irish football games this fall among many other prizes.
And you'll have the chance to mingle with past and current Irish players, including Smith and Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate.
For more information, visit the Brian Smith Foundation
at this link