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.