For Pete's Sake

Liberty North athlete starts Go Fund Me page to buy a car, but it's for a sweet reason

Daterraion Richardson is hoping to buy a car, but he hasn’t said which model he would get.
Daterraion Richardson is hoping to buy a car, but he hasn’t said which model he would get. The Associated Press

To some, it was just another name on a National Signing Day list. But for Daterraion Richardson and his family, Wednesday was a momentous day.

Richardson, a senior at Liberty North, signed to play football at Southeast Missouri.

It’s a big deal because Richardson said in a Go Fund Me page that he is the first person in his family to attend a university. The trouble is, it’s about 350 miles from Liberty to Cape Girardeau, and he doesn’t have a car. That is why he started a Go Fund Me page.

That link takes you his Go Fund Me page, where Richardson wrote:

Hi I’m Daterraion Richardson a Senior at Liberty North High School. I play football, wrestle and also track. I also work part time at Longboards Wraps and Bowls. I will be attending Southeast Missouri next year for football. I will be the first person in my family to attend a University. I will need a source of transportation to get to college. I’m going to start saving after wrestling season, so any donations will help out towards me getting a car. This is very important because my mother of 4 with 2 grand babies and having 2-3 jobs at once to support us financially, with that being said she is very busy all the time so lending rides to get to and from college will be complicated. Unfortunately there is not enough money left to get me a car so this would help with transportation in doing so. I want to take some of the stress off of my mother by getting this car. This is a very happy moment and I feel me not having a car is sitting in the back of her mind. I leave for college late June, so I will be working until then.

Thank you very much. I am very greatful for your time. Any donataions will be very appreciated and helpful.

As of Thursday evening, he had raised $2,000 he wanted for the car, meeting his goal.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff