David Spade Pitches In To Help Phoenix Police Buy Rifles
First Published: December 22, 2008 6:24 PM EST Credit:
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- David Spade is in the spirit of giving and pitching in to fight crime – all at the same time.
The Arizona-born comedian paid a visit to a Phoenix police station on Monday to present a check for $100,000 to help purchase rifles for local police officers, according to a press release from the Phoenix Police Department.
“Asking there be no fanfare or media attention, Mr. Spade called last week and said he wanted to donate $100,000.00 to the Phoenix Police Department towards the purchase of rifles to help keep our patrol officers and community safe,” the press release said.
Spade’s donation helps fund a program which had been working towards getting 300 rifles for Phoenix police patrol officers.
“[The program] can now move ahead with momentum thanks to the generosity of Mr. Spade,” the release added.
Spade, 44, recently wrapped production on the big screen comedy “Hollywood and Wine,” alongside Chris Kattan, Norm MacDonald and Vivica A. Fox.
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