LSU baseball player donates $10,000 to help teens in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Tommy “Tanks” White is a new member of the LSU Tigers baseball team. The third baseman was transferred from the state of North Carolina as part of the nation’s No. 1 class.

After arriving at LSU, White started the Tiny Tanks Initiative. He stated $10,000 of his name, likeness and likeness win power 225a Baton Rouge nonprofit organization, on Valentine’s Day.

The group said they are “focusing their efforts on helping youth at risk of homelessness and dependency in the capital region reach their highest potential through educational support, life skills training, career preparation, housing and mentoring.”

White learned about them through the LSU Athletic Department and said he “really wants to give back to the kids in the local community and loves what Empower 225 is about.”

White said he hopes to be able to donate more to the organization by the end of the season.

“Empower 225 is very grateful to have the support of Tommy White. We look forward to working with him to empower at-risk youth to reach their highest potential. We believe many lives will be impacted this year by the generosity of Tommy White,” said Toni Shea Thompson, director of partnerships and corporate relations at Empower 225.

White and his teammates begin the baseball season Friday, February 17 against Western Michigan at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

“It’s pretty incredible to be an LSU Tiger and I can’t wait to play in front of all the fans next season,” said White. “The Alex Box Stadium is going electric!” LSU baseball player donates $10,000 to help teens in Baton Rouge

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