Phillies' Ryan Howard gives $1.2 million to local schools
Philadelphia Phillies star Ryan Howard is helping local students dress for success, in athletics. The first baseman announced Thursday that his Ryan Howard Family Foundation will donate Adidas sportswear valued at nearly $1.2 million to the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district.
The gift will enable 57 city high schools to select athletic shoes and apparel to match the schools' colors. Four middle school athletic programs will receive shoes.