The Domata Peko Foundation
Domata Peko and his wife, Anna, started the Domata Peko Foundation as a way to give back to people who are less fortunate than them. “Faith, family and football” are Domata’s passions and he is a man that exercises each with dignity and pride through his actions on and off the field.
Every year the Domata Peko Foundation donates more than $150,000 to those in need. One impactful way that the foundation gives back is at Christmas time. The Domata Peko Foundation, along with other Bengals players, adopts an orphanage in the Cincinnati area. The Domata Peko Foundation hosts a Christmas dinner and provides every child in the orphanage with a shopping spree of $300, making their Christmas one to remember.
In addition, every year for Back-to-School the Domata Peko Foundation donates backpacks filled with school supplies to underserved children, providing them all the required items for school. Other charitable actions over the years have included helping victims of the September 2009 tsunami and earthquake, and donating 270 sets of helmets and pads to six Samoan high schools. Domata has also hosted a football camp that invites NFL football players of Samoan descent to visit American Samoa and help develop the skills of local athletes in American Samoa.
Read more about the Domata Peko Foundation here