After chasing the photo down the rabbit hole, what started as a free-wheeling, smart-alecky post about coaches hocking products took a sharp left turn.
It appears that Nick and Terry Saban have taken a page right from the charitable playbook of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. For every bottle of Saban Sauce (there’s also a rub) sold, 100% of the profits go to the Sabans’ charity, the “Nick’s Kids Fund.”
According to the fund’s website, the Sabans started their NPO in 1998. To date, it has helped distribute over $4 million to a melange of charities and community based projects. Following the devastation of April 27, 2011, the Sabans and their fund helped aid tornado victims in Tuscaloosa and rebuild homes in the community.
From the site’s mission statement:
Nick and Terry Saban started Nick’s Kids Fund in 1998. During their time at Michigan State University. The Saban’s have maintained and supported their charity throughout their career at Louisiana State University and The Miami Dolphins. Nick and Terry are pleased to be a part of The University of Alabama family and plan to continue their spirit of giving. To date, the Saban’s and the Nick’s Kids Fund have distributed over $4 million to hundreds of non-profit charities. The mission statement of Nick and Terry Saban’s charity, Nick’s Kids, is “To work together in the spirit of faith and giving in our community. To promote and support children, family, teacher and student causes. It’s all about the kids!”
What better way to tap into the rabid fandom that is Alabama football, than to parlay it into charitable donations and give back to the community. Noble work by the $7 million man and Miss Terry.