Ryan Howard Family Foundation Donates $1.2 Million in Athletic Equipment to Philly School District

Kyle Scott —  December 1, 2011 — 14 Comments

Ryan_howard_donationPhoto via (@Rosy_Rozay)

Well played by the Big Piece. 

via a City of Philadelphia press release:

Philadelphia, December 1, 2011- Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the Ryan Howard Family Foundation will donate Adidas athletic wear valued at $1,152,000 to the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). The award will allow fifty-seven SDP high schools with athletic programs to select athletic shoes and apparel that will match the schools’ colors. Four middle school athletic programs will also receive shoes. The award will be distributed this month.

“I am honored to announce this generous gift from Philadelphia Phillie Ryan Howard and his family, which will help our city’s students to have pride in their schools and be prepared to play sports,” said Mayor Nutter. “This gift from The Ryan Howard Family Foundation is a great example of how individuals and institutions can contribute to the education of our students and root for them on the field. I would like to thank The Ryan Howard Family Foundation for reaching out and improving the quality-of-life for thousands of Philadelphia’s young people.” 

 

Nice move by Howard, who is also sponsored by Adidas. 

Our friends over at Buzz on Broad were in attendance at the presser and have a picture and video of Howard's boot. Piece told them:

"The (achilles) is doing fine…I'm off crutches. But today is about the kids of the city. We'll talk baseball when it's that time."

 

Soon, Ryan. Soon.

Kyle Scott

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14 responses to Ryan Howard Family Foundation Donates $1.2 Million in Athletic Equipment to Philly School District

  1. Gotta like the heart of these guys.

  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

  3. he might not be able hit a curve ball but god he’s a good dude

  4. Jeremy Maclin has since called Howard and asked if he’d buy him some donuts while he’s at it.

  5. a very nose gesture…

  6. I have never liked Howard but I tip my hat. Class act

  7. How could you not like him? I mean, I’m not crazy about him coming to bat against a lefty with two outs and runners in scoring position, but off the field? Always been a class act.

  8. Great showing by the Big Piece…positive example for the kids to look up to!

  9. Howard is a good dude from a good family and gets bad rap from the miserable crybabies in this town.

  10. ^ That sums it up perfectly ^

  11. Gotta do something with all that bank coming his way. Might as well do something good with it.

  12. Howard comes up big in December … now if we can only get him to do the same in October!
    Definitely good to see him giving back to help the kids. The Phillies team is really made up of a bunch of “likeable” guys.
    Still cant get over the fact that we lost.

  13. “miserable crybabies”
    Posted by: Lets go Phils | December 01, 2011 at 03:08 PM
    I gotta commend Slappy Boyo for not being one of those in this article. Good for ya, Laddie, taking the high road. Now for the rest of ya typical crybaby wankers, turn yer pussies inside out and grow a pair.

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