Lacey Evans is using her status as a WWE superstar for good, giving back to a local high school by paying for softball equipment.
Mrs. Alexander at Newberry High School reached out to Evans on social media, hoping Evans would give her a RT as she looked for donors who would help pay for helmets for the JV softball team. Evans did her one better, saying she would pay for the helmets as long as the team kept her updated on the season.
Speaking to KFLD, Lacey discussed her motivation behind helping the softball team.
"It was a teacher that reached out to not only me but I believe a few people on social media. But I take it very serious as far as sports and the impact it has on children. Growing up, I had a very rough upbringing with addiction and depression with my parents and sports literally saved me. So, when I think about anything I can do, use my money, my platform, my blessings, to give back to them babies because I know how much it impacted me," she said. "When this teacher reached out and said, 'You know, any way you can help, if you can retweet this.' I clicked on it and it was roughly $278 and another fee for other facemasks. Just that number alone, not to mention the rest of it, I said, 'I can do that for these kids.' When I did a little more research on this school and teacher, she's a teacher, she doesn't have to go above and beyond. For her to do that, I respect her because I don't even know if she's aware how much she's helping these babies. I was there. I couldn't afford my wrestling shoes when I was in high school and my coaches were incredible. Next thing you know, I'm a state champion, then ninth in the nation, now I'm with WWE. Had it not been for that, when my father was addicted and high and slumped over, and I still made it to practice and these coaches were there for me. It's teachers and coaches like that I respect, and if there's anything I can do to help, I will."
On Monday, Evans surprised the kids at the high school, giving them a motivational speech and working out with them
Talk about Motivational Monday! ~SUCCESS.--— Lacey Evans ~ WWE Superstar (@LaceyEvansWWE) February 4, 2020
~ MINDSET. --
~BREAK THE CYCLE. Was the topic of discussion when speaking with this particular high school... which happens to be the home of my next LIMITLESS LADY MOTIVATOR!!!---- @limitlessladyus ------ pic.twitter.com/cUQzPL4XSM
Evans has been a featured star on WWE Raw and SmackDown for the past year, having opportunities at the Raw and SmackDown Women's Championships while also competing against Natalya in the first-ever WWE women's match in Saudi Arabia.
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