Super Bowl Champion Dont'a Hightower Gives Back To Lewisburg

Monday, June 29, 2015
Super Bowl champion Dont'a Hightower is donating 90 sets of shoulder pads and equipment to the Lewisburg Pee Wee Football Program which he will pick up on Friday in Franklin. Photo by Anthony S. Puca

LEWISBURG, Tenn. --- SportsTrust Advisors' client and New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX champion Dont'a Hightower will be sponsoring a patriotic give back to his hometown of Lewisburg, Tenn. following the unveiling of a street named in his honor on July 4, 2015.

Hightower, who played at Marshall County High School, will be presenting the Lewisburg Pee Wee Football Program with 90 sets of new shoulder pads and equipment for future children in the program.

"I've always known I wanted to do something for Lewisburg, and this was the right time and opportunity to give back to the community that gave me so much," said Hightower.

Academy Sports + Outdoors has signed on to assist in providing the equipment, which Hightower will purchase and pick up at their Franklin, Tenn. location on July 3rd at 1 p.m. CST.

Hightower will return to Lewisburg on July 4 to present the equipment to the Pee Wee Football program, as well as an additional gift donation with the help of the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.

The presentation will take place during a ceremony planned by the city to unveil a street in Lewisburg named in his honor - Dont'a Hightower Parkway. The ceremony is slated to occur at the open lot in the center of Lewisburg at the 1stStreet intersection and run from 11-11:30 a.m. CST.

In addition to providing the equipment, Hightower will be donating additional funds to the city of Lewisburg to help sponsor their July 4 fireworks show, which had been discontinued due to a lack of funding in recent years.

Hightower, a former All-American and two-time BCS National Champion at the University of Alabama, was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 25th overall pick of the first round in the 2012 NFL Draft. Hightower has quickly developed into a defensive standout for the Patriots, leading the team with 97 total tackles in just his second season. In his third year, Hightower added Super Bowl champion to his growing list of accomplishments.