Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bob the Builder Award: Marky Mark (aka Mark Wahlberg)

I have spent a WHOLE lot of time with people, rotarian men in particular, who do youth foundation work, and trust me, they don't look like this!
This is Mark Wahlberg, in his Marky Mark modeling days, which apparently didn't pay that great. However, after he made his first real movie "Planet of the Apes" and made $10 million, he figured out a way to give back to young people.
In 2001, Mark created the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and has granted over $2 million dollars to inner city programs. "I recall how the nine kids in my family belonged to programs like the Boys and Girls Clubs." Denzel Washington, Staples and Shaun T. would be proud. :)