Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson Reveals First “Patrick’s Corner” to Nevitt Elementary School Students and Families
A program of the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success
PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinal’s Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson visited Nevitt Elementary School on Tuesday evening to reveal his first “Patrick’s Corner,” a literacy initiative of his Foundation for Success.
Sponsored by the law firm Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, “Patrick’s Corner” will provide access to books and a safe environment to read with friends and family for at-risk students.
“Our firm is focused on giving back to the community, with a particular emphasis on children and education,” said Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Managing Shareholder and Foundation for Success Executive Board Member Rudy Parga Jr. “The Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success is a perfect fit for us because it provides children access to books and encourages learning.
Peterson unveiled “Patrick’s Corner” at a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Following the reveal, Peterson visited with the students and their families.
“We are so grateful to be the recipient of this generous donation from the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success, and we are so thankful for this opportunity for our students and Nevitt Elementary School,” said Principal Andrew Lebowitz. “At Nevitt, we feel that reading is the foundation of a successful education, which is the building block for a prosperous life. ‘Patrick’s Corner’ will encourage students to read for enjoyment, help expose them to a variety of books and allow them to find pleasure in reading on their journeys to become life-long readers.”
The Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success aims to install eight “Patrick’s Corners” in Title I schools and inner city community centers throughout Arizona by the end of 2017 to make more than 20,000 books available to over 5,000 children annually.
“The Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success is on a mission to create just that – a foundation upon which low-income and inner city youth can succeed,” said Peterson. “I am so excited because the Nevitt ‘Patrick’s Corner’ is just the beginning, and I am ready to install more in order to help create more and more successful foundations for at-risk kids throughout this community.”
The Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success | The mission of the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success is to provide low-income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. For more information, please visit patrickpeterson.org.