Anthony Rizzo donates $150K to his high school

#WhatsAwesome is Cubs star Anthony Rizzo donating $150,000 to his high school for a ballpark. Rizzo's high school alma mater, Marjory  Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida wasn't equipped to have games in the evenings due to inadequate lighting, until now.

“I owe my first start of my career to those who taught me the fundamental baseball skills I needed to become the player I am today.  Without the help of my coaches, I don’t know if I would have had this  much success,” Rizzo said in a statement. “I am grateful for the support and encouragement they gave me when I needed it.”

Rizzo’s donation will cover more than half of the nearly $300,000 project. The ballpark will also be named, “Anthony Rizzo Field,” in his  honor.

 

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