Menelik Watson donates game check to 4-year-old with heart syndrome

Sunday December 21st, 2014

On Sunday, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Menelik Watson donated his game check for this week to the family of a four-year-old fan who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, according to ProFootballTalk.

Ava Urrea, who was born with half a heart and has had 14 surgeries, got to visit the Raiders this week after Glazer arranged for the meeting through his Touchdown Dreams program. 

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Players gave her a signed helmet, signed footballs and made her captain for a day, according to Glazer. 

ProFootballTalk found that Watson's base salary for the year is $622,948, making his weekly gross salary $36,944. Accounting for taxes, Urrea and her family should receive around $18,000.

- Molly Geary


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