(CBS) — When pitcher Kerry Wood retired a Cub, he knew he wanted to stay in Chicago and give back.
“This city has really embraced me and my family. I’m from Texas but I’ve been in Chicago longer than I was in Texas,” said Wood.READ MORE: Police Board Orders Firing Of CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, Accused Of Shooting Friend In Head While Off-Duty And Lying About It
“I was drafted when I was 17, so people started reading about me at 17 and I was here at 20. Chicago saw me grow up. I had some ups and downs with my career with my health and the community has always been so supportive. I’ve met so many great people here over the years, it was common sense, it was a no brainer to use the platform that we have to help the community and do better for kids here.”