Published July 30, 2012 - 2:45pm
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Penn State might be losing quarterback Robert Bolden to LSU, but they are getting something back from an Alabama fan trying to raise money for the university. As you know, the NCAA hammered PSU with penalties, which included a $60 million fine that will be donated to charity.
Alston Noah is the Alabama fan trying to raise money for PSU.
Here is his message on the ‘Elephants for Lions Campaign’:
I love college football and I want to help Penn State but need your help. Donate $10 and then spread the word.
My name is Alston and I am a graduate of the University of Alabama. I am seeking 100,000 donations from avid college football fans.
It is important to college football Penn State return to an atheletic powerhouse as soon as possible. The NCAA has spoken but so many innocent fans and players were punished for the criminal acts of one.
The Nittany Lions are strong and growing stronger everyday. I want to do my part to help.
Its time to step in and help. All funds raised will be given to Penn State University in October 2012. The President of the Student Government Association will have the responsibilty to direct the funds in his/her best efforts to promote the Mission of Penn State University.
This is a simple way to send a clear message to the Penn State family, we care and want to help.
I love college football, too, Noah. But getting PSU back to athletic prominence is going to take years and scholarships, not money.
In addition, I would be more apt to help raise money for the victims and their families, as opposed to the university. If the players want to transfer out because they can’t compete for championships, so be it. The NCAA has given them that right to do so.
But if you feel led to donate, that’s your call.