SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and former Michigan Wolverines great LaMarr Woodley has started a nonprofit organization.

The LaMarr Woodley Foundation officially launched Monday morning. It aims to help underprivileged and underserved children and adults in Pittsburgh and his hometown of Saginaw.

Woodley says he’s been doing work in the community since he was at Michigan and realized a foundation would help him establish long-term programs to help improve lives in both cities.

He donated $60,000 last month to the Saginaw Public Schools’ athletic department to offer young people a chance to play sports for free. The school system instituted pay-to-play fees because of athletic department budget cuts, charging high school students $75 a year to participate.



(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE