Michael Phelps Donates $1 Million To Charity

September 9th, 2008 // 3 Comments

It’s not all about parties in Vegas and smashing the dreams of Mark Spitz for swimmer Michael Phelps.

The man for whom chlorinated pool water was invented is taking the $1 million bonus he earned from Speedo during his record-breaking gold medal collecting at the Beijing Olympics and putting into his charity. The money’s going to the Michael Phelps Foundation, which is aimed toward encouraging children to participate in competitive swimming.

I guess that means no robot butler?


It’s not all about parties in Vegas and smashing the dreams of Mark Spitz for swimmer Michael Phelps.

The man for whom chlorinated pool water was invented is taking the $1
million bonus he earned from Speedo during his record-breaking gold medal collecting
at the Beijing Olympics and putting into his charity. The money’s going
to the Michael Phelps Foundation, which is aimed toward encouraging
children to participate in competitive swimming.

I guess that means no robot butler?

By Lisa Timmons
  1. Ginger

    Thank you, Michael Phelps! You’re an American inspiration and treasure. Keep up the good work.

    My sons’ father left when they were young and didn’t do much either. I would’ve grabbed onto the good-looking commentators’ knees as well and screamed for my sons, just like Michael’s mother did!

  2. ebirah

    I hope gives some $ to an orthodontist.

  3. ebirah

    I hope that he gives some $ to an orthodontist.

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