I caught this item about Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis in the latest ESPN Magazine:
The number = $15K
When they rang in 2008, Rockies Pitcher Jeff Francis and his wife, Allison, resolved to become more conscious of the environment.
So they donated $15,000 of their own green to purchase 250 recycling bins for Coors Field. There’s one next to every ballparks trashcan.
“We recycle, we compost, we try to do things that really aren’t difficult, but could make a big impact on the world,” Jeff says. Nice save for a starter.
How cool is that? Pro athletes, like musicians and actors, have access to large amounts of money. Yet most athletes don’t get active in causes like this.
But give credit to Jeff Francis: he really put himself out there to help.
I wonder how many others have done something like this without the publicity.
If you have any anecdotes like this, drop me a comment!