LSU baseball is destined for greatness next season. Jay Johnson’s team is looking to build on a performance that saw the Tigers make a regional final during their coach’s debut campaign. The Bayou Bengals finished Johnson’s first year 40-22 overall, despite some adversity throughout the entire 62-game season.
Johnson has only made positive additions to the program during the offseason. He’s strengthened the coaching staff, brought in one of the nation’s best recruiting classes and recruited some of the best transfers in the country. LSU is a force to be reckoned with going forward. Even though the Tigers may strike fear into opponents, they’re doing some great things off the field.
LSU baseball star Tommy White pledges a portion of his NIL funds to charity
One of Baton Rouge’s freshest faces, North Carolina State transfer Tommy White, is at the forefront of the philanthropic efforts of the Bayou Bengals. White announced on Monday through Globe Newswire that he would be pledging a portion of his NIL earnings to local charities.
White has already sorted out the specifics of this charitable act. He will be donating money to Empower 225, a Baton Rouge non-profit organization that provides at-risk youth with the resources and skills needed to create a better future. White’s goal throughout this whole process is to build support around the community for these children to give them the tools that they need to succeed.
White had this to say about his partnership with Empower 225:
"“I am excited to give back to the children of the Baton Rouge community through my Tiny Tanks charitable initiative. Please join me in supporting this great foundation, Empower 225, as we help uplift children in need.”"
Empower 225 Director of Partnerships and Corporate Relations, Toni Shea Thompson, was also excited about the opportunity to work with White:
"“Empower 225 is tremendously grateful to have the support of Tommy White. We look forward to partnering with him to empower at-risk youth to reach their highest potential. We believe many lives will be impacted this year through the generosity of Tommy White.”"
White and the Tiny Tanks Initiative are not limiting themselves to their agreement with Empower 225 either. The LSU third baseman has already noted his interest in working with other charities, such as Dreams Come True of Louisiana and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, in the near future. White hopes he can set an example for other student-athletes around the country about how to turn the recent NIL laws into a positive change in the community.
Anybody interested in supporting Tiny Tanks is being asked to please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with all comments and questions.