Official Press Release:
RYAN BRAUN DONATES NATIONAL LEAGUE “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR” BONUS TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Brewers Player Donates $10,000 & Volunteer Support to help Eliminate Poverty Housing
Los Angeles, CA – February 14, 2008: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewer and 2007 National League Rookie of the Year, first volunteered with Habitat for Humanity last fall when he served as an Honorary House Leader during the 2007 Jimmy Carter Work Project in Los Angeles. Moved by his experience, Braun pledged his Rookie of the Year bonus money to Habitat for Humanity and, this week, Braun made good on his promise and delivered a check for $10,000 to the organization.
“Ryan rolled up his sleeves and made a huge impact as a volunteer at the Jimmy Carter Work Project, and we are thrilled that he was inspired to continue to support our work as a result.” says Erin Rank, president/CEO Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. “He saw firsthand the need for affordable housing and he can help us spread that message. We are thankful for his generous support.”
The 2007 Jimmy Carter Work Project drew over 3000 volunteers from all over the world to build 100 homes in five days throughout Greater Los Angeles.
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