Chase Winovich pays school lunch debt for all students at his home district

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Patriots rookie defensive end Chase Winovich has given a generous holiday gift to the students in the school district where he grew up.

The West Jefferson Hills School District announced that Winovich, who went to school in the district, has paid off all debts associated with school lunches for all students in the district. Winovich attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania.

“Growing up in TJ, the community has always been so important to me. It’s great to be able to give back during the holidays,” Winovich said in a statement released by the school district.

Winovich has played in every game as a rookie, recording 5.5 sacks and also playing 56 percent of the Patriots’ special teams snaps. And he’s clearly doing the right things off the field as well.

15 responses to “Chase Winovich pays school lunch debt for all students at his home district

  1. Always nice to hear when these guys can give back. He should be praised

    It’s a shame that politicians can decide to feed people overseas but yet forget children in this country are struggling to eat meals.

  2. Awesome act of kindness but the real issue here is the idea of “school lunch debt” even being a thing in America. Someone up above nailed it: Charity starts at home.

  3. It’s too easy to denounce foreign aid in such situation.
    To send food to a foreign land suffering from famine is charity, feeding its own children is duty. Not the same thing.

  4. I don’t particularly care for the guy but there’s no denying this was an extremely generous thing he did. Well done young man.

  5. Bernard Sanders/2020🇺🇸 says:
    December 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    school lunch and education should be free..PERIOD
    Doing so would deny this great young man this inspiring act that will encourage VOLUNTARY generosity among others while also transferring taxpayer money to enrich those in the education industry like Bernie’s wife that bankrupted a college.

    Merry Christmas PFT readers and commentators.

  6. A high percentage of NFL players, some say as high as 90%, give back to their local communities with their time and money.

    Alas, politicians demonize players when their political acts do not align with their own instead of just agreeing to disagree. They do so for personal political gain and paint virtually all players, or a subset (e.g. a particular race) as being anti-American.

    Virtually every post here praised Winovich. If fans didn’t jump on the band wagon of demonizing athletes whose political acts theY disagree with, understanding they are heartfelt despite supporting an opposing view, those acts would get less attention and we would live in much greater harmony.

    Next time you have the impulse to attack a player for their politics remember that player likely has also done many kind acts and just agree to disagree about the politics you find offensive.

    I would also suggest you look askance at the politicians trying to score political points by driving a wedge between us. NFL players do a lot of good.

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