CHICAGO — Former NFL and MLB player Bo Jackson revealed that he had anonymously donated $170,000 to help cover funeral costs for the 19 children and two teachers killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde.

According to the Associated Press, Jackson traveled to Texas with a friend to present a check to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott along with the offer to pay for the funerals. When he announced to the public on May 27 that a donation had been made for the funerals, Abbott didn’t reveal who it was from.

“It’s just not right for parents to bury their kids. It’s just not right,” Jackson said to reporter Jim Vertuno. “I know every family there probably works their butts off just to do what they do. … The last thing they needed was to shell out thousands of dollars for something that never should have happened.”

And though Jackson suggested he hasn’t kept it a secret, he hadn’t spoken publicly about what moved him to make the trip to Uvalde and the donation until this week.

“Uvalde is a town that sticks in your mind. Just the name,” Jackson said. “I don’t know a soul there. It just touched me.”

Jackson declined to name the friend who went with him and also contributed to the donation.

In December, Bo Jackson joined the White Sox to give a makeover of a home for a south side family just ahead of the holidays. The former player for the franchise also gave gifts to Tanika Harmon and her family in a surprise presentation.

One of the few players to play both in the NFL and MLB at the same time, Jackson was a member of the White Sox for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. In that final year, he aided the team’s run to the American League West division title, their first playoff appearance in ten years.