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Woodley launches his foundation

Posted by Teresa Varley on September 24, 2012 – 4:30 pm

Linebacker LaMarr Woodley has been giving back to the community in Pittsburgh and his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan since his rookie season, but he took it to a new level with the launch of the LaMarr Woodley Foundation on Monday.

The foundation has been established to provide underprivileged and underserved youth and adults, through a wide variety of services.

Woodley is committed to educational endeavors for youth, with after school, reading, D.A.R.E, scholarship and college prep programs. In addition Woodley is providing services for adults that include life skills, money management, parenting, office skills and technology training.   

“I’ve been doing work in the community since I was at the University of Michigan,” said Woodley. “Last year, I realized that I wanted to be able to create my own foundation, in order to establish long-term programs that would have an even greater impact on changing people’s lives for the better.”

Woodley recently kicked off his Sack Attack, donating $500 for each sack this season to All Stars Helping Kids; the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania and Prevent Another Crime Today (PACT). During training camp he donated $60,000 to Saginaw Public Schools, allowing all students to participate in sports without having to pay a fee.

Posted in Community | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Woodley launches his foundation”

  1. By Sam on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Pure class right there. A reflection of the organization. :)

  2. By tbird on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    WE love you Woodley! KEep doing what you are doing! Keep sacking!

  3. By Larry Rosenberger on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    I strongly agree the previous comment: “Pure class right there. A reflection of the organization.”

    To that, I would add: LaMarr, you have figured out something important about life at an early age. You are touching lives who need help – investing in helping people to change lives. Those who are fortunate, much is expected. BRAVO! May you stay healthy and thrive – as a football player and beyond!

  4. By Ed Porta on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    This why the Steelers have the best players and why we back the team up. This money well spent. keep the good work up guys.

  5. By Cynthia Scott on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    It’s refreshing to see a young man grounded, giving back to his communities. This is a real “Role Model”. God Bless you LaMarr.

  6. By JP on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    How awesome is that…. True Class from a True Steeler!!!!!!

  7. By Laura Lee on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    ‘Pure Class’ indeed!! As a former SW Pa resident and ALWAYS Steeler fan now living in Saginaw, MI, I’m so glad to see this young man representing what a ‘real’ hero looks like! Keep up the good work, LaMarr!

  8. By Matt Gossen on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    Great job Woodley. I was one of those under priviledged kids who never had support from parents or anybody else for that matter. I think its awesome you are thinking outside of yourself. It will touch lives. Thank you.

  9. By DeAaron Ballew on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    That’s why I’m proud to be a Steeler fan.. Lamar is going above and beyond.. And that’s y I’m the biggest steelers in Ky!!

  10. By Jose Garcia on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    Great player, but a phenominal human being! If people would learn ffrom someone like this who gives so much of himself, this country, and world would be so much better off. Thanks for your inspiration

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