7x Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson’s play on the
field has made him one of the NFL’s highest profile stars. Patrick
has used his status to give back to the community through his foundation and
various charitable contributions.
In 2012, Patrick
founded the “Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success”,
which aims to provide low-income and inner-city youth with opportunities and
resources to reach their full potential. The foundation hopes to implement an
excellent balance for community development through
a variety of programs, events and charitable initiatives held throughout the
Patrick’s Corner is a program provides at-risk students access to books and a fun
reading environment through placing libraries in Title I schools and inner-city
community centers. Each corner is furnished with bookshelves, beanbag chairs, a
reading module, audio library, and a stereo listening center– providing access
to 1,200 age-appropriate books and serving as a dedicated area where
students and their families can read, learn and explore together. 11 schools
have received Patrick’s Corners since development.
Pick Out a Book
Pick Out a Book is a Scholastic Book Fair that aims to bring families, schools and
communities together to support children’s literacy development. In partnership
with Scholastic, the program will work to 1) help families foster the skills,
attitudes and behaviors that support children’s literacy and development, 2)
help schools engage families through fun, literacy-based events, and 3) better
prepare children for reading and learning via supporting schools with their
family engagement goals.
Shop with a Jock
With the help of Santa, Patrick hosts Shop with a Jock – a festive
holiday event for low-income and at-risk inner-city families, who would,
otherwise, have a very limited Christmas, if any at all, at a
Phoenix- area retailer where they receive a pre-bagged holiday meal
and a unique holiday shopping experience.