Former NFL player and North Fort Myers Alum Tommy Bohanan donated $30,000 to five schools in Southwest Florida, according to NBC2.
Mariner, Dunbar, North Fort Myers, South Fort Myers and Riverdale schools received the donation thanks to the Tommy Bohanan Foundation.
The donation was split between the schools, NBC2 said. Riverdale received the largest of the grants with $10,000 going to the Raiders athletic department.
Bohanan remembers the struggle the athletic department faced with old equipment and facilities while attending North Fort Myers.
“I remember when I was at North, and I was playing there that the bags and the shields and everything that we were playing with were all ripped and they were probably from the 80s,” Bohanon told NBC2. “It is an amazing feeling to be able to come back to our hometown and give back to these kids.
The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is also hosting their annual softball charity tournament on December 11th where they invite spectators too. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, holiday children’s crafts and they are looking for a Santa too.
The Tommy Bohanon Foundation works to ensure that every student can achieve their goals on and off of the field. To learn more about the organization’s mission, please visit www.tommybohanonfoundation.org.