Pierre Thomas hosted the Saints annual Celebrity Servers Charity Dinner at Morton's on Monday, December 8, 2014. Photos by Alex Restrepo. (New Orleans Saints photos)
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas and Morton's The Steakhouse teamed up to host the fifth annual Celebrity Servers Dinner on Monday, Dec. 8.
Defensive ends Cameron Jordan and Akiem Hicks, wide receivers Joe Morgan, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachem and Brandon Coleman and fullback Erik Lorig all showed their support for their teammate by trading in their uniforms for aprons to serve more than 200 guests a four-course meal of Morton's signature cuisine.
Before guests were served, they enjoyed a cocktail reception where they received autographs and mingled with players.
All event proceeds went to Thomas' ICAN Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to tackling childhood obesity in America.
"We are taking an active approach to make a difference in the lives of our youth. As a kid, I spent a majority of my time outside playing different sports and games," Thomas said. "These days youngsters have so many different distractions with the TV, computers, video games and cell phones that we need to make it a priority to show them that being active can be both fun and rewarding."
About the ICAN Foundation:
ICAN Foundation was founded by Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints running back, in response to the ongoing issue with childhood obesity. ICAN Foundation was established in 2012 as a non-profit, public charity [501(c)3] to prevent and educate about the ongoing and rising issues of childhood obesity in the United States. Obesity has a profound effect and increases the child's risk of numerous health problems, and it also can create emotional and social problems. Obese children are also more likely to be obese as adults, increasing their risk of serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke.