Jackson and his ‘Jackson in Action 83’ foundation have hosted an annual baby shower for military moms since 2014.
Jackson, being a military kid himself, has used this as an opportunity to give back to the community. This year is no different, even though he has since retired from the NFL.
The event is scheduled to take place this weekend; according to Greg Auman via Twitter.
“Great to see that former Bucs receiver @VincentTJackson is still hosting his “Military Moms Baby Shower” this weekend. Fifth annual event will help 40 recent or expecting moms in Tampa area.” Auman wrote.
The event helps military moms, who are active military themselves, or an active military spouse, with things like diapers, car seat’s, and other baby care items. They also theme the events and provide refreshments to their guests. It is also an opportunity for moms to ‘meet one another and establish connections that provide support to them and their families moving forward’, the Action 83 site states.
Reddit users took to the site to praise the former Buccaneer.
User ‘TheFencingCoach’ wrote: “We were lucky to have a player and a person like Vincent Jackson. Hope that man has great karma in his retirement.”
User “Redsfan42′ wrote: “Jackson is a great dude. Sad to not see him in a Bucs uniform anymore.”
You can find more information on this event, as well as information about other events/activities Vincent’s foundation provides here: jacksoninaction83.org