• The Good Stein

    Posted by on September 1st, 2005 · Comments (9)

    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.

    Comments on The Good Stein

    1. Jen
      September 1st, 2005 | 12:31 pm

      In 2003, he paid for Tim Battle’s medical bills for treatment of his bone cancer. (Battle is the CF for the Charleston RiverDogs this year)

    2. James
      September 1st, 2005 | 12:34 pm

      He also picked up all the bills for Tim Battle ( a prospect) when he was going through cancer.

      http://www.nj.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/sports-0/112356799470690.xml&coll=1

    3. James
      September 1st, 2005 | 12:36 pm

      Whoa – sorry Jen, guess you posted while I was writing that.

    4. Jen
      September 1st, 2005 | 12:46 pm

      S’ok. Thanks for the link.

    5. Mike
      September 1st, 2005 | 2:07 pm

      He also donated a $1 million after the terrible tsunami in South East Asia last year. The donation was split between the Bush-Clinton Fund and the Clinton Foundation Tsunami Recovery Project.

    6. September 1st, 2005 | 2:35 pm

      I believe he paid, through the Yankee Foundation, for Matthew McGough’s (the author of the Yankee Bat Boy book, which is what the Clubhouse TV show was based on) college education at Williams College.

    7. September 1st, 2005 | 3:25 pm

      Not all of it. But, he gave him several thousand bucks.

    8. Josh
      September 1st, 2005 | 3:31 pm

      I also heard that Stein paid for all of Bernie’s classical guitar training. Money very well spent indeed.

    9. Makofan
      September 2nd, 2005 | 10:07 am

      So, let’s get this straight – the richest league in the world (the NFL) gives as much as one single owner in MLB? Not only that but the othe 29 teams plus MLB as an organization have done squat.

      Well done Mr Steinbrenner

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