New England Patriots’ Danny Amendola hosts
Second Annual Back to School program at Walpole Walmart
for Cathedral High School students
a program of Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation
BOSTON – (September 3, 2015) – New England Patriots’ Wide Receiver Danny Amendola hosted 150 Cathedral High School students on Wednesday evening at Walpole Walmart for his second annual Back to School, a program of Danny Amendola’s 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.
In partnership with Walmart, Amendola provided school supplies and Walmart gift cards for students to use to shop for clothing and shoes to ensure that they have the basic items necessary to begin the school year.
Amendola shared his life experience and discussed the value of education, preparation and hard work before the meet-and-greet and shopping spree.
“Growing up, my father was a high school football coach and my mom was a substitute teacher, so I always had that structure behind my upbringing,” said Amendola. “That is what inner city kids lack and I want to give that same opportunity to kids in need.”
For more information on Danny Amendola’s Catches for Kids Foundation, please visit dannyamendola.org.