George Steinbrenner’s foundation to pay for education of late NYPD officer’s children
Since the early 1980s, a foundation started by late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has paid to help the children of New York-area police and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The New York Daily News reports that the Silver Shield Foundation will step up for the family of officer Rafael Ramos, who, along with partner Wenjian Liu, was shot and killed Saturday in Brooklyn:
For 32 years, Steinbrenner’s Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty, and will do so for the family of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, gunned down by a cold-blooded killer Saturday along with his partner, Wenjian Liu.
The foundation will pay for the education of Ramos’ son, 13-year-old Jaden, and another son who is in college.
The foundation has paid for thousands of educations over the years, a wonderful contribution for families suffering immense tragedy.