EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s Tuesday at Beaver Local high school, but today is special. It’s Derek Wolfe day, where the kids are encouraged to wear his jersey, or anything orange and blue, as they welcome back the most successfull football lpayer in school history.
Wolfe has spent the last 8 years in the NFL, and won a Super Bowl with Broncos back in 2016. Today he was walking the halls at Beaver Local, signing autographs and posing for pictures.
Wolfe, along with childhood friend, and businessman Jamin Pastore also brought a check. The two Beaver Local grads donated one million dollars to upgrade the football field to turf this Fall, and the future construction of a new state-of-the-art fieldhouse.
“It’s really my fault,” said Wolfe jokingly. “He (Pastore) just wanted to get the field done and I say no, they need a full facility. The need a weight room, a great weight room. They need great facilities that you can create great athletes.”
Jamin Pastore currently serves as the President and CEO of JP Capital Management, a position he has held since 2013. His hard work led to the development and expansion of JP Industrial Products, which is headquartered in Lisbon, Ohio.
“We said, we’re going to make this happen,” says Pastore. “This was our goal. We’ve been talking about it since his Super Bowl run and it’s time. It needs to happen, great coaches, great people, great community, they need it.
Wolfe added, “I just hope it helps one kid. One kid can help themselves and move forward and get a scholarship somewhere, and I don’t care what sport it is… if it helps one kid than it’s worth it.”