Post Number: 617
|Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:28 pm: || |
Inge gives $100,000 to U-M Children’s Hospital
February 19, 2007
Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge signed a lucrative contract in the off-season and now he’s donating a chunk of it.
Inge and his wife, Shani, are giving a $100,000 gift to the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital. The money will create an activity center in the pediatric cancer infusion clinic at the hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2011.
“As excited as I am about the season starting, I’m equally excited about this gift and what it will mean to the kids at Mott,” Inge said in a statement released Monday. “Our hope is that this play area will be associated with joy, and that it will give the kids and their families a break from what they’re going through.”
The Tigers gave Inge a $24 million, four-year contract in the off-season after he helped them reach the World Series for the first time since 1984. He had career highs with 27 homers, 83 RBIs, 83 runs and a .463 slugging percentage last season.
http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20070219/BUSINES S05/70219024
Post Number: 855
|Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:32 pm: || |
That's great news. It would be nice if more of our millionaire athletes give back to the communities that support them.
Post Number: 8358
|Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:34 pm: || |
It is always refreshing to hear stories like this. Brandon is setting a great example for children that still idolize athletes.
He has always seemed very down to earth, thankful for his opportunities and humble. This shows that it certainly wasn't an act in front of the camera.
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 2:51 pm: || |
Post Number: 207
|Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 3:04 pm: || |
Great guy... seems like if me or you suddenly was able to play professional baseball .
Post Number: 405
|Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 3:41 pm: || |
Maybe Detroit kids could get some of their college paid for like those in Kalamazoo. Rumor has that Derick Jeter was one of those behind it.
Pudge, Sheed, looking in your direction.
Post Number: 491
|Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 3:54 pm: || |
Sheed does a ton for local charities. He gave $5,000 to us when all we requested was an autographed picture for a raffle.