After a tornado exerted severe damage on Dayton, Ohio, and the surrounding areas, Cody Latimer returned to his hometown.
The Giants wideout left the team after Tuesday’s practice and likely won’t be on the field the rest of this week during OTAs as he provides aid to Dayton residents. Latimer was born and raised in the city and still has family that resides in the area.
According to the Dayton Daily News, Latimer is one of several professional athletes giving back to the community. The former Jefferson High School standout helped provide meals for storm victims Wednesday through a partnership with a local pizzeria.
The News also reported that Latimer’s relief efforts will revolve around families led by single mothers. He and his brother were raised by a single mom, Tonya Dunson, after his father, Colby, passed away in 2005 following a cancer battle.
Latimer’s trip received a blessing from the Giants’ coaching staff and receivers coach Tyke Tolbert tweeted in support of Latimer’s endeavor.
@CodyLatimer14 back home dealing with some serious problems in his hometown. Great young man. Stepping up to those in need! @Giants fans should support his efforts! #GiantsPride #BigBlue https://t.co/8bGSrURdPL
– Tyke Tolbert (@CoachTykeT3) May 30, 2019