Carl Nassib announces partnership with The Trevor Project, will match donations up to $100,000
« I want to wish everyone a happy Pride Month, » Nassib said Sunday on his Instagram video. « I also want to remind people why Pride is important to me. Out there right now, there’s a kid saying, ‘I would rather be dead than be gay.’ And that’s why I’m partnering again with the Trevor Project and matching all donations up to $100,000. I really hope you guys join me in supporting this awesome organization and supporting these young kids. I hope you guys have a great rest of your Pride Month, and thank you very much. »
Nassib made NFL history in June 2021 as the first active player in the league to come out as gay. During that announcement, he also stated he would be donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project. Both the NFL and the Las Vegas Raiders followed suit, matching Nassib’s contribution.
As part of Nassib’s second round of giving to the organization a year later, he will match donations made at trvr.org/CarlMatch.
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization that focuses on suicide prevention and mental health awareness among LGBTQ youth. It provides a number of resources, such as call and text lines for at-risk youth to speak to counselors confidentially, as well as access to inclusive online communities.
Nassib, a six-year veteran, is currently without a team heading into 2022. He joined the league as a third-round pick in the 2016 draft and played two seasons apiece with the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Raiders.
Las Vegas released Nassib this March after a season in which he appeared in 13 games, forced one fumble and made 21 tackles — including 1.5 sacks.
Nassib has started in 37 of his 86 games played. His career sack total currently sits at 22.