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classy Steve Smith - papachaz - 07-27-2012 02:40 PM
we hear so much bad news about so many of the NFL players being thugs and self centered. i know steve smith is a rival player, but man this was a classy move. He has no ties to the Colorado community, but made a big donation. here's the article:
Steve Smith donation
Steve Smith donates $100,000 to victims of Aurora shooting
.By Doug Farrar | Shutdown Corner – 17 hours ago.. .
Take a bow, Mr. Smith -- you've earned it. (AP)
It's been a week since the shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and 58 more injured, and people are still desperate to find ways to help those who found themselves in the middle of that nightmare.
In the first week after the shooting, reports indicate that nearly $2 million has been donated to help the injured victims get through the recovery process, and the families of whose who died. That included donations of time from the Denver Broncos organization -- several Broncos players visited the survivors in their hospital rooms over the last few days.
"We don't know for sure exactly how great the need is, but we know it's great, it's in the millions of dollars," Gov. John Hickenlooper told CBS4 in Denver. "Some of these folks are very, very seriously injured. Some of the deceased victims have children who are going to need resources."
One of the most extraordinary gestures comes from Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith, who has no specific connection to the Aurora community, nor to any of those affected. It was announced on Thursday that Smith has pledged to donate $100,000 to ease the burden of those who are carrying on.
"As a father and husband I cannot imagine the pain and suffering the victims are going through," Smith said via the team's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
"My family's hearts & prayers are extended to theirs, and I hope this contribution might assist in paying some of the medical bills that will help allow these families to move forward in this tragic circumstance.
"Hopefully this helps a little bit. From one NFL city to another, God bless."
"It amazes me, the generosity that the city has shown to the victims, firefighters, police officers and first responders," Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia recently said. "I'm taken aback. I really don't have the words for it."
He's probably even more amazed now, as are we.
If you would like to know how you can help, visit https://givingfirst.org/.
RE: classy Steve Smith - hitwriter - 07-27-2012 02:46 PM
I agree a wonderful gesture. We're human beings first, then citizens... players, rivals and fans are on down the list.
RE: classy Steve Smith - papachaz - 07-27-2012 03:03 PM
and after seeing him kick some taints DB ASS last year, i might even start liking the guy, LOL
RE: classy Steve Smith - TeamPlayer1 - 07-27-2012 05:45 PM
Just an observation but of all adjectives used to describe Steve Smith I would believe that "classy" would be the least used.
RE: classy Steve Smith - papachaz - 07-27-2012 09:40 PM
(07-27-2012 05:45 PM)TeamPlayer1 Wrote: Just an observation but of all adjectives used to describe Steve Smith I would believe that "classy" would be the least used.
not that i totally disagree, but after his generosity and explanation for it, i can ease up on him a little bit. just because he knew how to get in dhalls head and used it to his advantage, no need for sour grapes
RE: classy Steve Smith - juraitwaluzka - 07-27-2012 10:51 PM
(07-27-2012 09:40 PM)papachaz Wrote: not that i totally disagree, but after his generosity and explanation for it, i can ease up on him a little bit. just because he knew how to get in dhalls head and used it to his advantage, no need for sour grapes
Yeah I can't blame Smith for that. Hall was a dumbass and the refs were incompetent, that was the bulk of it.