Chris Long: Clean Water is a Global Crisis but one That is Easily Rectified

Bill Enright

2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year, Chris Long started Water Boys as a grassroots charitable organization but it has grown into a global helping hand by delivering clean water to over 200,000 people in Africa.

It takes a special kind of player to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. It's reserved only for NFL players that make as big or even a bigger impact off the field as they do on it. Two time Super Bowl Champion Chris Long had plenty of tremendous success on the field but it's his charitable work that earned him one of the NFL's highest honors. In 2018, Long was named the recipient of the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. 

Long joined Bull Market Fantasy and spoke with life-long Eagles season ticket holder Jim Cramer to discuss the crisis of not having clean water which affects millions of people all over the world. 

Long started the Water Boys which helps build sustainable water wells that delivers clean water to people all over Africa. To date the organization has helped over 200,000 people get clean water in their communities. 

From the Water Boys website: In 2015, he launched Waterboys with a goal of building 32 sustainable deep borehole wells — one for each team in the NFL. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and corporate support, Waterboys achieved its initial goal in February 2018. Through its partnership with WorldServe International, Waterboys has helped more than 299,000 people gain access to a healthier, more productive way of life.

But we’re just warming up. In 2018 Waterboys expanded its efforts and its impact, recruiting Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon to help us reach a new goal: bringing clean water to 1 million people worldwide.

You can get involved with Water Boys by donating here.

Comments (4)
No. 1-4

Great stuff!


Love Chris Long! Keep it up man!


Awesome cause. Glad it's being promoted.

Jaime Eisner
Jaime Eisner


This is a really great cause.