Stein helps out, again:
The New York Yankees and the NFL are each donating $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said the franchise was “heeding the President’s call to help the people devastated by this hurricane in the affected areas.
“This is one of America’s greatest natural disasters and tragedies and it is the responsibility of the American public to step up and help those in need.”
Of course, this is not the first time that Big Stein has reached into his pocket to help.
Steinbrenner can be overwhelmingly generous.
After the father of Ron Karnaugh died during the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Steinbrenner — a U.S. Olympic Committee vice president for part of that decade — paid the swimmer’s medical school expenses.
In 1975, when Tony Fossas couldn’t afford to go to college, Steinbrenner arranged to pay for a four-year scholarship at the University of South Florida.
In 2000, George Steinbrenner donated $1 million on behalf of the Yankess to the Twin Towers Foundation.
In 1998, Steinbrenner donated two $100,000 checks to Hurricane George Relief Efforts.
In 1981, Steinbrenner started the Silver Shield Foundation – to provide a college education to families of slain firefighters and police officers.
In 2000, Steinbrenner gave $1.5 million towards the new band room in OSU.
There are so many more stories like this of Stein giving. People rarely talk about this kind of stuff when discussing George………….that’s a shame.