Saints star Deuce McAllister visits vaccine sites in Gulfport
Today, former Saints star running back Deuce McAllister attended the Magnolia Health Drive-Thru Baby Shower in Gulfport.
After making his name on the football field at Ole Miss and with the Saints, Deuce McAllister is making an impact off the field by encouraging people to receive their free vaccine. “So, you’re supporting, obviously, the young parents or expecting parents as they go through this proud moment for themselves, but also letting the community know that ‘hey look’ you know we wanna make an impact. We have an opportunity for you to be able to come out and get vaccinated.”
Deuce played eight seasons with the Saints. He found the endzone 54 times for the Black and Gold. “As far as the Saints part, scoring a touchdown. That’s always fun. Something as far as entertainment, but this is, I don’t wanna call it a serious life or death, this truly is.”
The 42-year-old tells News 25 being able to give back and be a part of the community is very important to him.
At Grace Temple Baptist Church, they’re not only offering free COVID-19 vaccines, but also supplying new families with baby supplies by having a drive-thru baby shower. Director of Population Health Management Christie Moody explains how important this is for the community. “With COVID and just with the economy you know, things are a challenge right now. So, often people need housing resources or utility resources so we can assist them with that.”
Deuce was a big hit today with not only the people getting vaccinated, but also the staff. “Oh, it was awesome. I’m a huge football fan, an Ole Miss alumni, so it was really nice to be able to see him, you know, the members loved it and you know it was great for staff.”
Deuce also stopped in Biloxi to help get the word out about the importance of getting the vaccine.