New York rookie sensation Pete Alonso has taken the league by storm not only by his incredible and record-breaking feats on the field, but also by his selfless and respectful acts off the field.
After winning the Home Run Derby, Pete donated 10% of his winnings to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit organization that honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
For September 11th, Pete decided to have 39 pairs of cleats designed by Anthony De Lucia to commemorate the risk and sacrifice of the First Responders units from 9/11/2001. On October 1st, Pete, alongside Jeff Wilpon, presented the hand-painted cleats to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan, New York, as a donation to be displayed alongside thousands of other artifacts and memorial pieces.
You can read more on the donation made by Pete here and watch a video here.