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Rivers Closes Foundation

Chargers QB Still Dedicated To Helping Children

By Derek Togerson
|  Friday, Mar 15, 2013  |  Updated 7:28 AM PDT
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Rivers Closes Foundation

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Four years ago, Chargers QB Philip Rivers opened his public foundation, The Rivers of Hope. The vision was to help foster children find permanent homes.

On Thursday, Rivers announced he's closing that foundation, which has donated over $1 million to San Diego-area charities and agencies.

"Tiffany and I are honored to be involved in bringing hope and awareness to the cause of foster children," said Rivers in a statement to NBC 7. "But now we want to broaden our focus and take a 'behind the scenes' approach to helping children."

Rivers says he'll continue with programs like the Rivers Of Hope Birthday Club, providing children awaiting adoption a $25 gift card on their birthdays. Philip will also continue to offer assistance and bring awareness to the cause of foster children.

"Tiffany and I have seen great things happen in the last four years with the public foundation and now we want to continue to expand our personal efforts for these purposes", said Rivers. "It takes us out of the public eye and puts the kids center-stage".

"We are just beginning this journey to help kids find forever families.  Our hope is that we will have an even greater impact on behalf of children in the coming years".

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