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TEAM FREEDOM - Pro Athletes Ending Slavery

Pro athlete families are using their platforms to shine a light on the reality of slavery and to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19.

TEAM FREEDOM - Pro Athletes Ending Slavery

Pro athlete families are using their platforms to shine a light on the reality of slavery and to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19.


More than 45 million slaves are in the world today including millions of children being exploited in sex trafficking every year. You have spent most of your lifetime on teams fighting for a championship. Today, join the fight to end slavery by joining TEAM FREEDOM.

Team Freedom Opportunities

  • Champion Freedom

    Champion the work to end slavery in IJM campaigns, media/social media opportunities and trips to the field.

  • Send Freedom

    Pro Athlete families have raised millions for the work of justice and rescue. Give now and send rescue today.

  • Join Freedom Events

    Join an IJM sponsored event, or, host a local gathering or team chapel with an IJM speaker.

Play for Freedom. Play for the End of Slavery. Play for TEAM FREEDOM.

Players are coming together to engage in a bigger fight off the field – the fight to end modern day slavery. IJM has been in this fight for 20 years, and my wife Julie and I are honored to walk with them as they seek to bring freedom to the poor and vulnerable around the world.

– Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

After traveling with IJM to the Dominican Republic and learning about the horrors of sex trafficking of children, my wife Yesenia and I couldn't be more excited to launch into the fight to end slavery and violence.

– Indianapolis Colts Tight End Trey Burton

We are honored to join with such a dedicated group of men and women to end sex trafficking around the world... We cannot be silent...

– Retired Tight End Benjamin Watson & his wife Kirsten

We are humbled to partner with our friends at IJM. We deeply believe in the work that they do...IJM shares our heart for making life infinitely better for vulnerable children. Our contribution plays a small part in their huge task: breaking through darkness with light and hope.

– LA Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw & his wife Ellen

We are proud to support the work of IJM and are praying for the day that every person is living a life in freedom.

– Washington Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg & his wife Rachel

With the combined talents, energy, and influence of Team Freedom, the end of slavery can be seen in our lifetime.

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Connect With Us

Jackie Willert is the founder of Team Freedom. She previously worked with players at the NFL Players Association and in Major League Soccer and now works with pro families who are champions in the fight to end slavery.

Donald Brown played 7 years in the National Football League after being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. Donald has since held several leadership roles providing continuing education and career development services to active and former professional athletes.

Give to the Team Freedom Legacy Fund

A global athlete fund to end slavery

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