Verlander commits $1 million to Wins for Warriors initiative

After all the debate on what’s going on with Justin Verlander on the mound, his work off the field took another step. On Wednesday, the Tigers announced that Verlander has committed $1 million to launch an initiative with the Detroit Tigers Foundation to support mental health efforts of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families in the Detroit area as well as his home area of Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia.

The Wins and Warriors initiative will work to sustain two programs that work with veterans and their families: Give An Hour and The Mission Continues. Both are national organizations. The funding will help Give An Hour, which asks mental health professionals to donate an hour a week to free mental health services for veterans and their families, launch new posts in Detroit and the Richmond-Norfolk area in Virginia. The Mission Continues awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, and will use the Wins for Warriors funding to create three new fellowships — one in Detroit, one in Richmond and one in Norfolk.

Wins for Warriors is also conducting a fundraising campaign through Crowdrise for further support, with Verlander matching each donation through the end of the regular season. He’ll also be offering up incentives to donate, from signed baseballs to on-field pregame events to an offer to watch a 2014 game from his suite at Comerica Park.

 

8 Comments

Say what you will about his ego and attitude, dude supports the military folks like the heroes they are – tip of the cap to JV for all he does for those folks.

Well then, let’s tip our cap to everyone who gives to any cause and receives no recognition for it.

I do Rich

I agree Tiger Girl.

We need 2nd half Fister to come throug tonight.
This is an important game. Any way it’s sliced.

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