Luke Bryan helped surprise an elementary school coach whose job was in jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic on Good Morning America.
Funding has taken a toll on programs like Playworks, putting Matthew Bailey’a, a 24-year-old Playworks coach, job at risk. To help keep Bailey on staff, his fellow staff members created a GoFundMe that had raised about $5,000.
When GMA heard the story, they teamed up with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation to gift the teacher with $65,000 and delivered a surprise hello from his favorite country star Luke Bryan.
Luke told the coach, “I’ve been following your story.” (GMA originally profiled Matthew Bailey, a 24-year-old Playworks coach in Oakland, California on the show last year.) “Every morning my wife (Caroline) and I watch GMA as we’re getting the kids going, and I remember seeing your story originally and to find out you are a fan of mine is amazing.”
“Thank you so much for all your contributions to these kids, it’s so important,” Bryan continues. “I had teachers and coaches that still have lasting advice and life lessons burned into my brain.”
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