Chris Pratt Donates $500,000 To Teen Center In Memory Of Late Dad (PHOTOS)
Chris Pratt donated $500,000 to the Dan Pratt Memorial Teen Center, a new youth center named after his late father in his hometown of Lake Stevens, Washington. The money will go towards the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County, and the actor himself visited the community on Thursday to deliver the check in person. See photos from the ceremony below.
Pratt’s dad, who died in 2014 from multiple sclerosis, was a highly-respected member of his town where he coached children in various sports. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the actor thanked fans from around the world for helping him raise money for the center, noting, “I just handed the teen center committee a $500,000.00 check like on publishers clearing house. What a trip! That’s half a million dollars! We broke ground! It’s gonna be fabulous too! The plans are amazing.”
Pratt went on to honor his late father in the post, writing, “Dan Pratt made me who I am. He was a funny, thick skinned, hard working man who commanded respect for authority. My dad coached me and so many other kids in Lake Stevens in every sport and was a pillar of his community. He affected a lot of young men.” The actor added, “Ask anyone who knew him, he was a certified bad ass. And now his memorial teen center will help keep kids out of trouble for many years to come. His legacy will live on. #Godisgood.” At the end of his message, the actor also encouraged his fans to give back to their own communities. Check out a photo gallery from Pratt’s visit below.