Curtis Granderson has endorsement contracts with Nike, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger. Starting with this season, he no longer will get a retainer from the companies. Instead, he asks that they donate equipment to inner-city youth baseball teams across Michigan. His Grand Kids Foundation benefits urban schoolchildren and educational causes around the state. The foundation is now finalizing a program — with help from the Tigers, IBM and MI Kids — that will present one elementary school and one middle school with new software and computers.
From Dugout Central.