CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami football national champion D.J. Williams will return to his alma mater on Saturday, June 18th at 11 a.m. to play host to the school’s inaugural Home Team Closet event at the Hurricanes’ Schwartz Center.
Residents from the Camillus House in Homestead will be welcomed guests on Miami’s athletic facility. Upon arrival, these residents will share an afternoon of free shopping and lunch catered by Brother Jimmy’s Barbeque.
“It’s definitely exciting to have this event in Miami,” Williams said. “I came out to Miami when I was 17 years old and I didn’t really have any family members out here. Once I got out here, the university and the community really took me in, so I consider Miami my home. It’s great to go out and give back to those that you are closest to.”
Joining Williams at the event will be fellow Hurricane legends Jonathan Vilma and Antrel Rolle. All three Hurricanes, including Hurricane legend Jon Beason will donate their own clothing out of their own closet to the event.
In addition, members from the Miami Hurricanes football team will be on hand to spend time with those from Camillus House.
“No one has ever made it on their own,” Williams said. “Everyone has needed help along the way and I just feel like I am doing my part with events like this.”
Home Team Closet is a concept in which Williams, and other teammates, donate unused clothing from their own closets and set up giveaways for the homeless and underprivileged youth.
In addition to his Home Team Closet initiative in the local community, Williams has also created his own clothing line called DYME LYFE (Do. You. Motivate. Emanate.).
Through his clothing line, Williams takes a portion of the proceeds from DYME LYFE to support the Home Team Closet initiative.
“I get great satisfaction out of doing events like this,” Williams said. “Just seeing the looks and expressions on people’s faces knowing that you care about them is a great feeling.”