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Drew Brees Honored for Charity Work in Cresent City

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

When Drew Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent, he knew he had to provide the promise of hope to the hurricane-ravaged city.

But more importantly, he wanted to actually deliver it.

Just telling children in New Orleans that he wanted to help raise money to overhaul schools, parks, and athletic fields wouldn't do. He wanted to make sure "Operation Kids: Rebuilding Dreams" became a reality.

"To put yourself on the line and say you're going to raise $1.8 million, that's kind of a gutsy deal especially when, I think, there had been a lot of broken promises down there," Brees said Monday night before the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards.

"We wanted to make sure that people kne...

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