The family of the late Mosi Tatupu and USA Football have teamed up to create the Mosi Tatupu Memorial Fund in honor of the former Patriots running back and special teamer who died Tuesday.
The fund will aid USA Football's continuing efforts to strengthen American Samoa's youth football program, which played its first season in 2009. Donations will be used for everything from buying new equipment to educating the league’s volunteer coaches.
Tatupu became the first native-born American Samoan selected to an NFL Pro Bowl in 1986. In January, his son, Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu, donated $10,000 to USA Football to help its efforts on his father's native island.
Donations to the Mosi Tatupu Memorial Fund can be sent to:
USA Football c/o Mosi Tatupu Memorial Fund 8300 Boone Blvd., Ste. 625 Vienna, VA 22182