Good News From Penn State [VIDEO]
I am not going to devote an entire segment this morning to developments at Penn State University where critics are having a field day in the wake of last week’s release of the Freeh Report. Columnists and talk show hosts continue to bash the university even though it’s been made clear that it was the actions of a few that allowed Jerry Sandusky to continue and prey on children long after he should have been reported to authorities.
With little regard for the impact it would have on many it’s easy to call for penalties, sanctions and more because that’s the popular side to be on…heck if you try and take a logical stand you’re portrayed as someone who does not care about child abuse. By the way it’s almost laughable how so many make it sound like they are advocates for the victims when in reality they only think about them when it’s time to write a column or turn on the microphone.
Penn State students have a history second to no other school in the country when it comes to raising money for charitable causes, especially those involving children.
Just this past weekend the football team raised a record $110,000 in its 10th annual “Lift to Life” to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association. That fundraising event has raised more than $700,000 over the years and has led to other college football teams holding similar events on their campuses. Certainly not front page news but deserving of a mention.
Congratulations to the Brick Little League for winning the District 18 title over the weekend which is the first step on the road to Williamsport. Brick outslugged Toms River American 15-7 in the championship game played in Manchester and will now head to the Section 3 tournament in Hamilton. It’s the first District title for the 12-year old All-Star team since Brick restructured its little league organization and their Junior League team also won the District 18 title.
Did not get a chance to publically thank the Shore Football Coaches Foundation for the tremendous honor of being inducted into their Hall of Fame during last week’s U.S. Army All Shore Gridiron Classic. Going in with Lacey coach Lou Vircillo and Mike Ciccotelli of Keyport was quite an honor as was having longtime friend Dan Duddy of Monsignor Donovan officially welcome me into the hall.