DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Former football running back for the University of Alabama and the Dallas Cowboys, Sherman Williams was meeting fans at the Wiregrass Commons Mall for a cause near to his heart.

Williams was signing books, footballs, jerseys, and t-shirts all in an effort to raise money for the Palmer Williams Group, a non-profit that provides youth development programs to assist and guide disadvantaged youth to overcome interpersonal obstacles, embrace family values, and education, a cause he relates with.

“I know how children are and I know how things aren’t out there to get involved with the wrong crowd,” Williams said. “I myself was involved with the wrong crowd in a period of time as a young person and I know how easy it is to get on the wrong track. We want to help these children get on the right track.”

To learn more about the Palmer Williams Group you can visit their website.