Just got this press release that provides a little more detail on Wily Mo Pena's donations this season.
Support on the Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiatives
by Wily Modesto Peña and The Mopeace Foundation
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Wily Modesto Peña starts making donations for the Great East Japan Earthquake recovery initiatives in accordance with the number of his homeruns. Money raised through this activity will be donated to the disaster area through the Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiatives Foundation after the baseball season. Mr. Wily Modesto Peña will make donations on behalf of The MoPeace Foundation, which he has founded with 2 co-founders.
<Outline of Mr. Wily Modesto Peña’s activity>
Donate the total sum of 1 homerun x JPY 25,000
He will donate JPY 1 million if the number of his homeruns will not reach 40.
When the number of his homeruns exceeds 40, the total amount of his donation will be JPY 1 million plus JPY 25,000 per homerun.
*Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiatives Foundation (public interest incorporated foundation): It is a foundation established by Masayoshi Son privately to support affected children in Tohoku region by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Their activities are mainly to support scholarship programs for high school students, NPOs and other groups at the local sites, and provide supporting activities for Fukushima region.
*The MoPeace Foundation, founded by Wily Mo Pena, Josh Zeide, and Lorainne Soto, is dedicated to the general advancement of underserved and underrepresented children in the United Stated and Dominican Republic. The MoPeace Foundation strives to implement community program that raise the knowledge levels of children through the use of technology, education and the fostering of familiarity of different youth through sports. The MoPeace Foundation aspires to assist the children of today in becoming the peacemakers of the world tomorrow.