The Morton's the Steakhouse Community Player of the Week announced at the Saints vs. Panthers game is punter Thomas Morstead.
Morstead focuses the majority of his efforts in the community on cancer-related initiatives through his fund, What You Give Will Grow. Morstead founded What You Give Will Grow in 2012 with a mission to give back to the communities of the Gulf South, with a special focus on providing care and support to cancer patients as well as children's cancer initiatives. What You Give Will Grow hopes to inspire action behind the idea that giving back, at any level, makes a difference not only to those receiving kind actions, but to inspire others to give back.
Last spring, Morstead served as the Champion of Hope for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's inaugural PurpleStride New Orleans event. With his help, the local affiliate raised over $89,000 and had over 900 participants.
Additionally, Morstead also volunteers with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Jefferson, encouraging community members to volunteer to advocate for abused and neglected children in the Jefferson Parish judicial system. Morstead makes many appearances in the community throughout the season, and he supports his teammates by attending their charity events as well.
Congratulations again to Thomas Morstead, Morton's the Steakhouse Community Player of the Week!