On the heels of his trade to the Texas Rangers, former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is thanking the fans in a full-page ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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.
Hamels, whose foundation is providing $50,000 for special programs in Philadelphia public schools, says it’s all about making a difference.
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.