LORDSTOWN — Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has teamed up with Lordstown Motors Corp. to launch the “Work for it” initiative.
In partnership with Lordstown Motors and the “Work for it.” initiative, the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund, which provides supplemental and emergency food aid to residents of Athens County, will be further equipped with the funds and other resources it needs to address the systemic issue of hunger and poverty, a news release states.
“I am proud to partner with an innovative company like Lordstown Motors. Their team is putting in a tremendous amount of hard work to achieve some very lofty goals, and that certainly resonated with me and how I approach my job every day,” Burrow said in the release.
The partnership is the next phase of Lordstown Motors’ commitment to the working spirit and transformation of the commercial fleet industry.
“Even before the first machines are turned on, there is an energy that flows throughout every corner of the factory. This isn’t just hard work for hard work’s sake,” Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns said. “This is work with a dream, a mission and a goal in mind. An understanding that each of us is a part of something bigger than ourselves. Joe Burrow embodies this mindset, both on and off the field, and is the perfect representation for when you want something, you work for it.”
Burrow started his college career at Ohio State before transferring to LSU, where he won the Heisman Trophy and a national championship in 2019. He was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL draft.