Gold Star families are relatives of U.S. servicemen and women who were killed while in service to our country. It’s a sacrifice that can make the holiday season a difficult time for those missing loved ones, prompting Sherman, along with wide receiver Gehrig Dieter and offensive guard Andrew Wylie, to throw a holiday party for the families complete with food, gifts and plenty of hugs.
“You want to do everything you can to help them through the holidays,” Sherman said. “It’s the time of year when families get together, and we want them to be a part of everything that we have going on [in our family].”
That support was certainly felt throughout the entirety of the event, from racing go karts to a gift presentation.
“It’s made everyone’s day,” said David Bussinger, who lost his nephew in the line of duty. “It takes your mind off of things for a little while. My grandchildren have been so excited since we learned that this was going to happen. We certainly think about my nephew and remember that this was for him. It just brings the family together for such a wonderful time.”