Indians Nick Swisher donates $25,000 to Cleveland FBI
Hailey Wolk, newsnet5.com
3:41 PM, May 21, 2013
3:58 PM, May 21, 2013
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland FBI Citizens Academy Foundation (FBICAF) recently received a donation of $25,000 from the Cleveland Indians first baseman and outfielder, Nick Swisher.
With these funds Child Identification kits will be purchased and distributed at the Indians- Detroit Tigers game on Wednesday, May 22 at Progressive Field and throughout the Greater Cleveland area this year. Each Identification kit is comprised of an inkless fingerprinting card, a DNA collection envelope, and a cut-out wallet card, which can give authorities vital information to locate a missing child.
"We are extremely grateful for Nick's commitment to the Cleveland community and his partnership with the FBICAF," said Steve Williger, Chairman of the Board of the FBICAF in a press release. "Through his efforts, many local families will have the assurance of knowing they have vital information they can provide to law enforcement authorities should anything happen to their child."
"Being involved with the Child ID program was a no- brainer for me. Protecting and helping children is something that's just instinctive - but now that I'm about to be a Dad for the first time, it takes on a whole new meaning. I am proud to be a part of this," said Nick Swisher in a press release.
The FBICAF and FBI will recognize Swisher on Wed. May 22 and present an award at a pre-game ceremony for his efforts to help protect the children in the Cleveland area before the Indians- Detroit Tigers game.