CHICO, Calif. -- Green Bay Packers' quarterback and Chico native Aaron Rodgers donated nearly 400 football helmets to Pleasant Valley, Chico High and Paradise High School.
Rodgers made the donation through his Aaron Rodgers Foundation and gifted the school with the Vicis Zero1 model.
In a statement by Rodgers he said, "These kids deserve the best and I am happy to play a small role in outfitting them with the safest helmets."
"We're so happy and so pleased with him reaching out," said Paradise High football coach Rick Prinz. "He reached out before to Paradise and gave a million dollars to Paradise Recovery which is an incredible gift. Aaron rodgers has become our number one fan around here.... Wait let me get that straight, we've become his number one fan."
"These helmets are actually super comfortable, we didn't even have to break them in at all," said senior football player Joshua Alvies. "They're super absorbent, we feel almost no hits on the head and then there's this little part right here and we can see in our peripherals a lot more than in our other helmet. So, they're all around a lot better."
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