Days after being selected by the Lions as the #2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, and prior to finalizing the terms of his contract, Suh returned to his college alma mater of Nebraska and donated the staggering sum of $2.6 million to the university. Suh was raised by his parents, an engineer and an elementary school teacher, respectively, to honor and value service and charitable acts. His gift is an homage to their influence. His unprecedented gesture is a shining example of one man and his possible impact. Suh’s gift endows an annual engineering scholarship and provides for the significant upgrade and upkeep of the football program’s strength and conditioning facility. Suh graduated from the school’s College of Engineering, and benefited from extensive strength training during his undergraduate years. He thought it important to thank those facets of the university in particular, and to give back to the university in general.
He has performed similar acts of kindness and goodwill in the Detroit area since his arrival. Wherever he goes and whatever he does, this impressive athlete and more impressive man makes positive waves that ripple throughout his community. His impact will always be remembered - are you making a Suh-level impact in your world, too?
From October 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com