A community outreach program of Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation
BOSTON – (May 28, 2015) – New England Patriots’ Wide Receiver and Super Bowl XLIX Champion Danny Amendola has been busy giving back to the Boston community through his Catches for Kids Foundation, whose mission is to improve the lives of low-income children and families in need by providing daily opportunities, support, resources and life-changing experiences.
On Wednesday afternoon, Amendola visited Robert Frost Elementary School in Lawrence to reveal his first “Catch a Book Room,” a literacy initiative of his Catches for Kids Foundation. Amendola unveiled the “Catch a Book Room” at a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Following the reveal, Amendola visited with the students.
Amendola then headed over to Taylor Elementary School in Mattapan to reveal the second “Catch a Book Room” in the same fashion.
“Illiteracy is a root cause of dropout. These ‘Catch a Book Rooms’ glamorize education and literacy so that kids want to learn and want to read, which will open up so many doors for their futures to be successful,” said Amendola. “Boston is our home and these kids are our future. If they don’t have hope, neither do we.”
Sponsored by Highland Street Foundation, each “Catch a Book Room” will provide access to books and a fun environment to read with friends and family for at-risk students.
“The Highland Street Foundation is about granting support for success in various areas, one of which is education,” said Highland Street Foundation Executive Director Blake Jordan. “It is great to see Danny use his platform as a professional athlete to support education and literacy among Boston students, and we are honored to stand beside him today on his mission.”
Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation aims to install a total of eight “Catch a Book Rooms” in Title I schools and inner city community centers throughout Boston by the end of 2017.
Community outreach programs of Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation like the Catch a Book Rooms are made possible by local fundraising events such as Celebrity Waiter Night. Danny Amendola will host his Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Night at towne stove and spirits on the evening of Monday, June 8. For more information or to purchase sponsorship packages and tickets, please visit dannyamendola.org.
About Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation
Established in 2010, the mission of Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation is to improve the lives of low-income children and families in need by providing daily opportunities, support, resources and life-changing experiences. For more information, please visit dannyamendola.org.