Cody Fajardo to donate 100 trees for every touchdown he scores in 2021

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ franchise quarterback Cody Fajardo is putting his money where his mouth is.

The 29-year-old announced on Twitter on Saturday that he will be donating 100 trees for every touchdown that he runs or throws for in 2021.

As the entire Western part of N. America burns I have decided to partner with @tentree & donate 100 trees planted for every TD I score. Currently at 600 trees planted! Can’t wait to expand this impact. Stay tuned to learn more about how we can change the [world] together #TDsforTrees

Fajardo has thrown for four touchdowns and run for two more through three games this season, meaning his donation currently stands at 600 trees. The Saskatchewan Roughriders currently lead the West Division with a perfect 3-0 record as they await their annual Labour Day Weekend clash with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Wildfires have ravaged parts of Canada and the United States throughout the summer and were a factor in B.C.’s preparations for the season, forcing the team to cancel the final practice sessions of training camp. Calgary and Winnipeg were forced to cancel or postpone practices at times as well due to poor air quality.

The native of Brea, Calif. is used to raising thousands of green-clad fans to their feet with big plays, so it’s only fitting that he’ll help plant thousands of trees this season.