Invest In Our Youth



The Chauxdown Foundation empowers at-risk youth through fitness, literacy and educational programming. The foundation has helped serve and impact over 3000 youth in the Miami, Florida, Boston, MA and Plaquemine, Louisiana communities.

The Foundation hosts annual programming that supports resource distribution, food insecurity, wellness, and scholarship


Nothing crazy, just a high level “The Chauxdown Foundation was started by Davon Godchaux, a defensive tackle for the NEP. Godchaux is from XYZ and played at LSU from 2014 to 2016, where he developed a passion for helping the youth in the Louisiana area….” (Something like that depending on his actual experience!) “…he started The Chauxdown Foundation in 20XX…” (along those lines!)

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Plaquemine. LA
November 21th
Boston. MA


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“At the end of the day,” he says, “it’s all about doing the right thing, on and off the field.”

By all accounts, the third-year Dolphins defensive tackle is doing a good job in both aspects.

Godchaux’s event was but one small part of the Dolphins’ annual involvement in helping out those in need during the holiday season. Players, cheerleaders and staff collaborated to feed more than 8,500 members of the South Florida community throughout November.

Alain Poupart

Miami Dolphins

The latest example comes from Dolphins defensive tackle Davon Godchaux, who yesterday teamed up with Dunkin and Breakthrough Miami to donate 150 backpacks and supplies to local school children ahead of the 2020-2021 school year. This is hardly Godchaux’s first foray into charity, either — he’s been a constant fixture at events in the past and was the Dolphins’ nominee for the NFL’s ‘Walter Payton Man of the Year’ award in 2019. Godchaux pledged $100 for every tackle he made during the month of October to go toward fighting cancer. He’s been on hand for flag football tournaments and helped to donate beds to underprivileged children in the past as well — but his list of charitable efforts is much more expansive.

Kyle Crabbs

Davon Godchaux has ideas about what may come next. Thanksgiving Day dinners for families in need in Miami is a likely choice.

But on Saturday, the former Plaquemine High and LSU defensive lineman was the one who was thankful. And right at home.

“The thing my coaches always stressed to me was giving of yourself and your time,” Godchaux said. “Anybody can write a check. To be back and to be able to give back to the place where I grew up means everything.”

Godchaux enjoyed a successful rookie year with the Miami Dolphins last fall. He isn’t the first former local star to come back home and host a football camp. He is not the only one planning to start a foundation designed to help others. I have to say the name Chaux Down Foundation is an original. He has also written a check or two and donated 80 pairs of cleats to Plaquemine High.

Robin Fambrough

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