Braylon Edwards gave 79 students $10,000 for college
As a Cleveland Browns rookie in 2005, Edwards announced he’d give $10,000 in scholarships to 100 area eighth-graders if they could graduate high school with over a 2.5 GPA and 15 hours community service. Of the 100 who were afforded the opportunity, 79 met the criteria and have begun their first year of college. Many are attending Ohio universities, but the schools represented spread across the country and include Harvard, Cornell and Johns Hopkins…Edwards hasn’t played for the Browns in two years. He’s a member of the San Francisco 49ers this season and is earning a $1 million base salary for the year, just about what he’ll pay those 79 students he promised to help years ago.
As I read this, I began thinking of how I might apply this to my own life. If you know of 79 students who need a $1 Jumbo Eraser at Dollar Tree, send them along. I'm a big spender.