George Steinbrenner, Humanitarian

May 25th, 2007at 07:33pm Posted by Eli

I’m actually not kidding:

Steinbrenner said that he was deeply moved by the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech, prompting the owner to make a $1 million contribution to the school’s “Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund” to assist the families of victims. The Yankees wore caps with the school’s ‘VT’ logo for Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox, with the logos also adorning both baselines at Yankee Stadium.

“I feel very strongly about the young people,” Steinbrenner said. “I feel so strongly about the teachers and the school, all the people affected by this. We wanted to help in the healing process.”

I know he’s ludicrously rich, but $1 million is one of the biggest celebrity donations I’ve ever seen this side of Bill Gates.

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