Oscar De La Hoya gives $3.5M to help students

June 20, 2008 8:13:20 AM PDT
Oscar De La Hoya has donated $3.5 million toward helping underprivileged students.

The world champion boxer and Olympic gold medalist presented the donation Thursday to the De La Hoya Animo Charter High School at the school's second annual graduation ceremony.

The money will fund new facilities on campus and help develop other public charter schools in Los Angeles.

De La Hoya started a foundation in 1995 to help poor families in East Los Angeles.