Robert: Suits worn by Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!” donated to charity
The suits worn by Alex Trebek while hosting Jeopardy! are going to a good cause.
“During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering,” said show executive producer Mike Richards. “Donating his wardrobe to those who are working to rebuild their lives is the perfect way to begin to honour that last request.”
The suits will benefit the Doe Fund, who provides paid work, housing, vocational training, continuing education and social services for Americans with histories of addiction, homelessness and incarceration.
The donation includes 14 suits, 58 dress shirts, 300 neckties, 25 polo shirts, 14 sweaters, 9 sports coats, 9 pairs of dress shoes, 15 belts, 2 parkas and 3 pairs of dress slacks.
“We are so grateful for ‘Jeopardy!’ and the Trebek family’s commitment to lifting up the most vulnerable among us,” said Harriet McDonald, President of The Doe Fund. “The men in our career training programs are always in need of professional attire, so they can shine in their job interviews and work with confidence once they’re hired. This donation alleviates the obstacle of not having appropriate clothing.”