Eight Philadelphia schools are recipients of the latest round of grants from the Hamels Foundation.
Students at West Philadelphia High erupted in cheers as Heidi Hamels announced the $8,700 grant to their school, one of six new Hamels Foundation gifts — totaling $51,000 — to area schools.
Some schools that have received new equipment are now slated to be shut down by the Philadelphia school district.
The Hamels Foundation provided a $300,000 grant to renovate the entire play yard at Bayard Taylor Elementary School.
Philadelphia Phillies’ lefthander Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, are helping out Philadelphia schools at a time when they need it most.