Steinbrenner's initials on Tampa football helmets

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- High school football teams in southwest Florida will honor the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner by placing his initials on their helmets this season.

Hillsborough High coach Earl Garcia, who displayed the stickers at practice Friday, said it's a small way to honor a man who gave so much to the community.

Most of his donations were anonymous, but a few became public. Steinbrenner helped complete Tampa Catholic's football stadium.

He replaced stolen equipment for little league teams and aided in the purchase of commemorative rings for the University of Tampa's first national baseball championship. In the 1970s Steinbrenner paid for lights at a South Florida's baseball field so teams could play night games.

Steinbrenner died of a heart attack last month.

 

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