The 19-year-old French forward Kylian Mbappe became a megastar during the 2018 World Cup.
After France won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Croatia 4-2, Mbappe was in line to receive about $500,000. That money is now headed to Premiers de Cordée, a charity that provides free sports instruction to disabled children and hospitalized children. The charity also aims to spread disability awareness.
Mbappe, who scored four goals in the worldwide soccer tournament, has been involved with the organization since June 2017.
Not too long ago, Mbappe was a boy himself, living in the poor Parisian suburb of Bondy and returning home after soccer practice to a bedroom adorned with posters of his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. Now he is a starting forward for the French national team and the youngest player since Pele to score a goal in the World Cup final.