As if you needed another reason to cheer for Russell Wilson's fourth-quarter scoring strike to Doug Baldwin that iced Sunday's 23-0 win over the New York Giants and launched Wilson into elite company with Peyton Manning and Dan Marino as the only three quarterbacks to throw for at least 50 touchdowns in their first two NFL seasons.
Well, the touchdown toss netted another $2,000 for "Invested with Russell" - a charitable program captained by Wilson and Seattle-headquartered asset management firm Russell Investments, who donates $2,000 for every touchdown pass and run recorded by Wilson this season. Yesterday's connection with Baldwin was Wilson's 24th passing touchdown of the year and when coupled with his run for a score against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9 brings the 2013 total to $50,000 in donations with two games to play.
The partnership benefits Wilson's foundation that aims at supporting youth activities for communities in need. The name of the specific charity to benefit from the partnership is set to be announced at the end of the season.