Sisters Deliver Food for Charity in 'Competition' with NFL Star Brother

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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Prince Amukamara and two of his sisters found an unexpected hobby over the last year during the pandemic: working for food-delivery apps.

While in isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Phoenix, Arizona, the 31-year-old and two of his five sisters — Promise and Princess — decided to combat their boredom from being inside their home with a challenge. In a report in ESPN, the NFL star explained that, because he couldn’t go to gyms or restaurants, he figured he could try to make some money for charity and decided to compete against his sisters to see who could make the most.

Each agreed to sign on with a different delivery app to make it even more interesting. He took on a gig with DoorDash, while Princess joined with Postmates and Promise with Instacart.

"We come from a very competitive family, but, he was like, 'Oh, I can make more money than you doing this.'"

Promise, a professional basketball player in her own right with Olympic prospects, told the publication: "We come from a very competitive family, but, he was like, 'Oh, I can make more money than you doing this.' " Challenge accepted!

Gamifying Delivery — for Charity

Over the course of six months, Amukamara reportedly made “more than 300 deliveries working three to four days a week, usually three to five hours a day — but sometimes up to 10 hours a day.” Garnering an understanding of the most “efficient routes” and “best times,” Amukamara effectively made a game out of delivering food to make the most cash.

He and his sisters would meet nightly to go over their respective earnings, though ESPN notes that the two women "were always wary of how much Prince actually made" because "they thought he might go to the ATM and take out a wad of cash to swing the final tally in his favor."

"We know he's the football player," Promise told the publication. "We didn't believe that he wasn't being recognized by these customers and was actually getting tips from them. So it was just kind of weird to grasp our mind around, so sometime we wouldn't believe him."

Ultimately, Amukamara won the friendly competition — it's unclear how much his sisters made — but he estimated he made between $3,000 and $5,000 doing food deliveries and planned to donate that sum to his organization, Others Foundation, which pledges to “be an outpost of hope by providing aid, service, and support to those in need.”

DoorDash ultimately found out about Amukamara’s initiative — and added a whopping $25,000 donation to Amukamara’s earnings, all to go back to the Foundation. Princess and Promise — ball is in your court!

Tags: Volunteering, Giving, Navigating the Pandemic, Overcoming Adversity

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Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

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