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Posted November 21, 2013 by Unique in Sports
 
 

Wale Donates $5K To Help Grambling Football Program

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In a story written on The Shadow League writer Mark Gray wrote how:

Grambling State’s weight and locker rooms were laced with unsanitary dilapidated conditions that put players at risk. Pads, which are supposed to protect players from injury, have become a conduit for an epidemic of staph infections that turned the training room into an infirmary.

So it comes to no shock that the HBCU’s football staged a boycott last month refusing to attend practice and forfeiting a conference game, do to inadequate athletic facilities and a request to have the University return of their head football coach, Doug Williams, who was relieved of duty on Sept. 11. The program has inevitably been through three coaches in one season, 17 consecutive losses since 2011 holding a 2-20 record since the start of last season.

With it’s protest the school has received national media on the subject. During the school’s Nov. 7 homecoming concert MMG recording artist Wale announced to the student body that he wanted to help the historically black university, donating a nice $5,000 to the the school’s football program.

According to interim associate vice president for institutional advancement and director of alumni affairs, Debra Johnson, Wale is the first celebrity to donate money to Grambling in many years. Grambling student government president Jordan Harvery told the News Star:

Wale’s contribution speaks volumes about the character he posses and the support he has for HBCU’s and higher education.

Since the strike the school’s athletics department has received 384 cases of “Muscle Milk” and is still accounting for a number of other donations. Hopefully Wale’s contributions will inspire others to get involve and help the program get back on it’s feet

[The News Star]