Former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders announced Saturday he'll be working to fight poverty with a nonprofit backed by conservative businessman and political donor Charles Koch.
The new partnership, dubbed Prime 5, aims to raise $21 million over the next year.
"I feel like after so many years of doing this alone, I'm part of a wonderful winning team with the infrastructure and resources to take it to the next level," Sanders said.
Sanders said he had no concerns about teaming up with anyone from the Koch family, which is known for its sometimes-divisive influence on American politics.
"I saw firsthand how wonderful and gracious and giving and kind the Koch family was in regards to really trying to make this country a better place for everyone," he said.