Chad Johnson helps fund track team’s trip to Junior Nationals

By Michael Dixon
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

A track team in Baltimore, Maryland earned a trip to Junior Nationals in Kansas City, but it needed help funding the trip. Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson came through.

A Gofundme page was started to help raise the $5,000 to fund the four girls trip.

Johnson, who’s daughter is a two-time winner of the 800 meters at the Junior Olympics, came through in a big way. He donated nearly half of the needed total, $2,200, to get the team to within $700 of its stated goal.

He also made it clear that he will see the team in Kansas City.

The incredibly generous donation from the man formerly known as Ocho Cinco did not go unnoticed.

Hopefully, the remainder of the money will be raised shortly and the team can focus squarely on preparing itself for the event.