In April, Wilder hosted an Easter event to give back to local families in rural Alabama. It’s an event he plans to host annually.
“I’m always looking to target the rural areas for kids. They always get left out,” Deontay said. “I got over 50 families. It made me feel good to see everyone come together and laugh and not worry today. Today is a celebration. Today is a day we’re just gonna have fun, let our hair down, and we ain’t gonna worry about our problems today. Tomorrow is a different day but today is a day to rejoice. I like to bring that to families. It was a time to come together and have fun just like Easter. You eat, you’re around your loved ones, and you have fun.