SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) -
(06/13/14) - Former Saginaw high standout and current Oakland Raider, LaMarr Woodley, is in town with a few of his friends to help raise money for the Saginaw School District.
Former Saginaw High Trojan and Michigan State Spartan Draymond Green knows his misadventures on the golf course help his hometown's school district.
"At the end of the day, we can keep talking about and say what we want to do, but at some point, we have to take some action to make it better," Green said.
Green and several other sports notables were at Apple Mountain Golf Course as part of the LaMarr Woodley Foundation Play it Forward Celebrity Weekend. The money raised here and at other events will help Saginaw athletic programs.
"All the Saginaw school programs, you know, now with the pay to play, kids paying to play, I know how tough it could be, if I had to do that, I know how tough it would be," Woodley said.
For several years, the Saginaw High and University of Michigan graduate has helped out the Saginaw school system with donations and fundraisers.
"Cutting back on teachers, cutting back on programs, your are always worried about that and hope that things get solved. I'm just trying to play my part, come out and help as much as I can," he said.
Woodley called his former Michigan coach, Lloyd Carr, to help out.
"We are all trying to make Saginaw a better place," Carr said. "Any time a former player asks you to do something and you have a chance to help him do something that he is trying to do, that is really positive, and that's certainly what he is trying to do here, he remembers where he came from and that's a wonderful thing," Carr said.
The Woodley Foundation effort continues Friday with a celebrity bowl-a-thon at Stardust Lanes in Saginaw Township and a free youth football camp Saturday at Saginaw High.