Chris Pratt makes $500,000 do­na­tion in mem­ory of his dad

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Chris Pratt has do­nated $500,000 to a teen cen­ter named af­ter his fa­ther. The ‘Pas­sen­gers’ ac­tor joined teenagers in his home­town of Lake Stevens, Wash­ing­ton to help break ground for the Dan Pratt Me­mo­rial Teen Cen­tre, whilst also pre­sent­ing the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club a cheque for the ex­tra­or­di­nary amount. Shar­ing his story on Face­book, he wrote: “I have never been more grate­ful in my life. My home­town of Lake Stevens, Wash­ing­ton just broke ground on the Dan Pratt Me­mo­rial Teen Cen­tre. Thank you so much to the folks at Omaze for all your hard work, and to all the peo­ple around the world who do­nated through the cam­paign. We couldn’t have done it with­out you. I just handed the teen cen­ter com­mit­tee a $500,000 cheque 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. (sic)” And the 37-year-old ac­tor - who has Jack, four, with his wife Anna Faris - also opened up about his “funny, thick skinned, hard work­ing” fa­ther. He added: “I was raised by one of the tough­est SOBs on the planet. 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. 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. (sic)”

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