|--- "The same determination he has shown in his baseball career exists off the field, as well. I admire his courage in using his popularity to put a face on an important issue that affects so many families. We are delighted to add him to our All-Star team of honorees."--- (Miriam Arond, Child magazine's editor-in-chief)
Child Magazine honored Joe Torre and five others with a Children’s Champion Award, an award created to recognize those who make continued efforts to enhance and enrich the lives of children. Torre’s Safe at Home Foundation, for which I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of ads during games, works to educate and decrease domestic violence through outreach programs and educational activities. The foundation was created as a legacy to Torre’s mother, who Torre saw abused by his father throughout his childhood. It is so refreshing to see a person use their influence and position – and money – to make a difference in the community.
Labels: accolades, do-gooders