February 28, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – Pittsburgh Steelers and former University of Southern California Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster announced today the establishment of the JuJu Foundation. The JuJu Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of youth initiatives and lifting the spirits of those in need.
“This is a dream come true to establish our foundation,” said JuJu Smith-Schuster. “This will be a meaningful platform to make a positive difference in the lives of others.”
As a rookie in 2017, JuJu become the youngest NFL player to record 1,000 all-purpose yards while also becoming the first player to record five touchdowns before his 20th birthday. In 2018, Smith-Schuster finished the season tied for sixth in the NFL with 111 catches, fifth in the NFL with 1,426 receiving yards, had eight 100-yard receiving games, and seven receiving touchdowns. He was also named to his first Pro-Bowl and was selected as the Pittsburgh Steelers team MVP.
On Friday, April 26 in Los Angeles the JuJu Foundation will host its first-ever event called “A Tribute to Trojan Football Legends.” It will be an evening of fun, tribute, food and celebration. USC football legend and Pro Football Hall Fame Inductee Anthony Munoz and the longtime “voice” of the USC Trojans Pete Arbogast will be the honored at the event.
For more information about the JuJu Foundation and the event, visit www.JuJuFoundation.org.