Robert Griffin III Gifts $100,000 To CCISD

Robert Griffin III has outdone himself.

The Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald reported Wednesday Copperas Cove Independent School District approved a $100,000 donation from the Redskins quarterback to support football, basketball and track and field.

Last October, RGIII  gifted about $80,000 worth of football apparel to Copperas Cove High School, where he quarterbacked the Bulldawgs to two straight Division I-4A state championship games and was part of the school’s only state championship in track.

Chicago Bears cornerback and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Charles Tillman, who played pick-up basketball with Griffin III when the quarterback was in seventh grade, also donated $10,000.


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