Avril Making A Difference
This past April, Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who is of Haitian descent and embraces the nickname ‘Haitian Creation,’ embarked on his second consecutive offseason trip to the country of Haiti, where he and his foundation – The Cliff Avril Family Foundation – began the groundbreaking of a new school building, created homes built to withstand natural disasters, hosted health clinics, youth football camps, and more.
Avril recently shared a bit of behind-the-scenes footage from his journey on YouTube, which showcases his travels from Miami, Florida to Haiti and back with teammate Michael Bennett as well as current and former NFL players Marshawn Lynch, Stephen Tulloch, and more.
Prior to the 2016 season and in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Avril pledged to build a home in Haiti for every sack he recorded. He finished with a career-high 11.5 sacks and rounded up to pledge to build 12 homes in the country.
You can check out behind-the-scenes footage from Avril’s trip in the video embedded above.