At the end of a week-long fundraiser, the Washington Redskins' Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and Sprinkles Cupcakes in Georgetown raised $5,000 for his non-profit foundation, ACES.
For one week earlier this month, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of Sprinkles Vanilla cupcakes went to the nonprofit.
“The ACES Foundation serves the vital purpose of mentoring youth and helping them realize their potential,” said Sprinkles Founder Candace Nelson in a press release. “We’re delighted to partner with such an inspiring organization that has so positively impacted the DC community.”
Alexander, who has been voted team captain by the Washington Redskins for four consecutive years, started a nonprofit to benefit youth in both Oakland, CA and Washington, D.C. The ACES mission is to support young people through "Accountability, taking pride in our Community, striving for Educational excellence while promoting a healthy mind and body through Sports," according to the organization's website.
“At one time in my life I was that child that needed direction and inspiration. It would be irresponsible of me not to take advantage of my opportunities and resources playing in the NFL affords me," said Alexander in a press release.