NFL athlete donates $25,000 to alma mater
Ryan Clady, All-Pro offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, has donated more than $25,000 worth of equipment to his former high school, Eisenhower High School in Rialto.
Clady, 26, is a 2004 graduate of the school.
Clady’s alma mater is the first beneficiary of his five-year, $57.5 million contract extension from the Denver Broncos organization.
On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Alex Guerrero, president/founder of Elite Sports Society LLC, spoke on behalf of Clady and his SKC Foundation to announce the donation. Also attending were a Xenith Helmets representative and some Rialto school district trustees.
“It is great to see that Mr. Clady and his foundation are committed to giving back while looking to keep the young athletes at Eisenhower safe while playing the game they love,” said Jim Huether, vice president of business development for Xenith.
Clady will donate the equipment through his foundation, named for his late mother, Sharon Kemp Clady, who died of heart disease. The foundation focuses on youth development programs.
“I am extremely proud that Mr. Clady has donated to our hard-working student/athletes,” said Eisenhower High School Principal Scott Sparks, who was a graduate of Eisenhower High School and a coach before becoming principal. “Ryan Clady’s generosity is greatly appreciated by our athletic program. We are appreciative that he selected his alma mater to give back.”
The donated equipment includes 60 Xenith helmets, 60 Shock Doctorfive-pad girdles, 55 pairs of Nike cleats for varsity players and 60 Cutters gloves.