Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen donated over $280,000 to the Levine’s Children’s Hospital Friday.
Olsen donated the money to the Heartest Yard program.
That program helps provide home-care support for pediatric patients once they are discharged from the hospital.
The program is near to Olsen’s heart as his son, T.J., was born with a serious heart defect.
Olsen said the grant will help provide in-home nurses to families at no cost.
Fortunately we were able to provide this for ourselves, but what if we can provide this for everybody regardless of their situation, no questions asked, no insurance, no nothing. If they need it, we will provide it for them for free. And that's kind of what led us to this moment," Olsen said.
Olsen’s foundation Receptions For Research will host a concert in Charlotte in September with country singer Billy Currington.
All proceeds from the concert will go to Levine Children’s Hospital.