Dallas- Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, decided to surprise Thomas Jefferson High School with a check for $1 million to help rebuild the school’s football field, as well as contribute to what the school lost in damages caused by a tornado that ripped everything apart.
“Our family, the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL Foundation are proud to be a part of this announcement today,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, and Chair of the NFL Foundation. “We are saddened by the devastation that these storms brought upon our community, and we and eager and determined to help get the rebuilding process started. We reached this decision after consulting with the DISD leadership and hearing their input as to how we could help in an area of need that wouldn’t necessarily be covered by government funding.”
Jones and his foundation are known to help communities when they need it, so it was not out the question for Jones to help Thomas Jefferson High School. The announcement was made during the homecoming game versus Spruce High School, and all of the students were filled with excitement and glee. “Athletics play such a key role in the growth and development of our youth, but the funding for quality programs and facilities is often overlooked or underdeveloped, especially in times of hardship,” said Jones Anderson. “This gift will help the students and athletes of Thomas Jefferson to be able to continue to grow, compete and enjoy the benefits of sports, and related school activities, for generations to come.”
There is a message that people should take from this generous gesture. No matter your differences on political matters or religion, at the end of the day, help people out in a positive manner when they are in need.
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