GRAND KIDS FOUNDATION INCORPORATED via Crowdrise
July 28, 2010
BENEFITING: GRAND KIDS FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010
The Grand Kids Foundation was founded by MLB All-Star and New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, who was named the 2009 MLBPA Man of the Year for his philanthropic work.
Both of Curtis' parents served as educators in the Chicago area while he was a child. The importance of education has become the focal point in Curtis' message to the nation's youth, as he is one of only a handful of MLB players with a college degree. Curtis graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2002 with degrees in Business Marketing and Business Management.
Curtis is also currently MLB's national spokesman for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, which aims to fight childhood obesity.