Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Sports | The Giving Game | How poor execution can sap high expectations | Seattle Times Newspaper
Sports | The Giving Game | How poor execution can sap high expectations | Seattle Times Newspaper: "Shaun Alexander started his foundation while still in college at Alabama, raising money before he started rolling in it. He believed his impact eventually would stretch beyond the NFL, beyond sports. His foundation would change the world. That's Alexander. Broad smile, even bigger vision. The Seahawks star pumped $121,000 of his own cash into the foundation after signing his first contract in 2000. He paid $1.8 million to buy the community center in his hometown of Florence, Ky., in 2005, promising to renovate and reopen the gym he once couldn't afford to join. Big vision, even bigger overhaul."