NFL hero pays so kids in his hometown can play8/16/2012
A lot of school districts where budgets are tight have adopted pay-to-play policies for athletics. Too bad more of them don't have graduates like LaMarr Woodley. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is footing the $60,000 bill so 800 students in Saginaw, Mich., won't have to come up with the $75 participation fee that school administrators imposed this year, and which in some cases had to be paid by today. "When LaMarr heard about it, it bothered him," said Woodley's uncle and business advisor, Malcom Staples. "It was really a no-brainer." Just a big-hearter. [Source]
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