Dana White Donates $100,000 to His Old High School in Maine

via cdn3.sbnation.com

UFC President Dana White has his fair share of fans and detractors, but I think you'd be hard-pressed to criticize some news that came out earlier today.  The polarizing figure coughed up $100,000 for Hermon High School in Bangor, Maine after a visit there last Labor Day weekend, so they can improve their athletic complex:

“He drove up to the school and saw all the improvements that have been made over the years, the lights, the grandstands, the entry way and the tennis courts,” said Walsh.

“Then he saw the [football] goalposts and he got really excited. He called me up and asked, ‘What can I do to help?"

White graduated from the High School in 1987, and spoke at a graduation ceremony there a few years ago.  His donation has allowed the school stadium to expand to 800 seats (up from 550) just in time for the school getting a varsity football team for the first time this coming fall.  In addition, the school has already purchased a new multisport scoreboard with the funds.

Luke Thomas has this to say on the issue over at SBNation.com/MMA:

That is Dana White. I don't share his ideas about retribution toward individuals or groups who draw his ire, but there is no way to downplay or undermine his extraordinary generosity to those with whom he shares a bond. This is an extraordinary act for his old high school and one universally deserving of praise.

Tough to disagree with that.

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