AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
Quoting 767Lover (Reply 5): Can't someone just do something nice without it being suspect?
He didn't have to give anything.
You're right on both counts. If other professional players and successfully business people that are alums of Virginia Tech stepped up to the plate, then a significant amount of $$ can be raised for emergency assistance. (Perhaps they have already donated, but are staying out of the press)
767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
Quoting AirCop (Reply 6): (Perhaps they have already donated, but are staying out of the press)
This is true, however, he has asked the United Way to disburse the funds in the community, and I bet they were the ones to issue the press announcement.
Not that he couldn't have stopped them, but perhaps he thought lending his name would encouraged others celebrities/athletes to join the effort. (Like Ted Turner did with the UN donation.)
Edit: Actually, yes to that last point:
The Vick Foundation is collecting donations from local communities in both Atlanta and Virginia that will be placed in the United In Caring Fund for Victims of the VA Tech Tragedy and the special fund at the United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd counties, which serves the Virginia Tech area. (from the ajc article)
Kinda makes it hard to be anonymous then if your foundation is collecting donations.
GuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1988 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
Quoting 767Lover (Reply 3): I didn't mean to imply that it was a PR stunt or anything.
Understood. I just think in times like this, no one's making a "move." That was a bad choice of words on your part. Reading what you've said since your initial posting, however, show's your respect for Vick, VT, and the hurting families.
I know to some, it might seem like a drop in the bucket to those that are rich, but $10K is nothing to laugh at, and I really think that Vick's donation is going to start a big thing here... and good for him. Let's see other VT grads who've made it big in the pros do the same...
And let's not limit this to VT grads... the Barber Twins graduated from UVA, Tiki and Ronde, both grew up in Roanoke. I'd BET they've already contributed, but it just hasn't hit the "wires" yet..
Did you know Taylor Swift has a STAR to BNA named after her? No, I'm not kidding.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1197 times:
I didn't read the article because I didn't want to register..knew about his foundation..but if his foundation is collecting donations then he really isn't donating but the community is. (Personally, I hate it when a big corporation request you donate to the cause of the week, then package it like "XYZ corp is donating $100m to the Cause" ).