By Gary Lloyd
CLAY — Former Clay-Chalkville and University of Alabama football player Quinton Dial has started a foundation for kids.
QD’s Kids’ mission is “to show love and support to underprivileged kids today so they will have the best opportunity to be our leaders of tomorrow,” according to www.qdkids.org.
The organization’s first event was Aug. 2 in San Jose, Calif., where a fundraiser was held at a bowling alley. The jerseys of San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Dial, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, linebacker Patrick Willis and running back Frank Gore were raffled.
A 2009 Clay-Chalkville High School graduate, Dial was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In the 49ers 23-3 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens this month, Dial notched a team-high 10 tackles and two forced fumbles.
For more information, visit www.qdkids.org or find QD Kids on Facebook.
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