Cubs first baseman and Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate Anthony Rizzo returned to his Parkland, FL, high school to pay tribute to the 17 lives lost in the tragic mass shooting. Rizzo grew up in Parkland and graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2007.
MensHealth.com interviewed the three-time All-Star and World Series Champion and he opened up about the tragedy hitting his hometown and about the assistant football coach losing his life to protect students from gunshots.
"I was back the day after, so it was shocking. The kids were angry. They were just over the gun violence. They’re over not feeling safe in school. Their parents are over it. I think the whole country is, it’s safe to say. A lot of people don’t feel safe enough to go to school, and these kids are no different."
Read the full article in Men's Health HERE.
My family marching for their lives. I am so proud to be from Parkland and so inspired by not only the students at MSD but every student, parent and teacher across the country who participated. #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/pzZ82ozV3Z— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) March 24, 2018
Parkland and Coral Springs please stay strong! This is out of control and and our country is in desperate need for change. I hope In this darkest of times back home this brings everyone together and we can find love. You’re all in my prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) February 14, 2018