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Wright presents $20,000 scholarship

8/2/2011

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM51
  • HR8

  • RBI30

  • R33

  • OBP.357

  • AVG.272

David Wright gave Fort Atikinson, Wis., native Mitch Arnold a $20,000 check on behalf of the M Foundation and Mission Athlete Care before Monday's game.

Arnold, a soccer player who will attend the University of Minnesota, won the Gold M award for his work in the community.

"Obviously, this young man right here deserves all the credit," said Wright, who is a co-founder of Mission Athlete Care. "You’re talking about being an athlete, trying to be a good influence in your community. It’s taken me 28 years to really try to establish that and do those things. Throughout the country you have men and women a lot younger than me doing those things already."