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Monday, May 10, 2010

This Football Player/Baseball Player IS a Hero

Read here about Villanova athlete Matt Szczur, who donated bone marrow last week to help save the life of a 19-month old.

At a time when Ben Roethlisberger jerseys were on sale at a Reebok outlet in Jackson, New Jersey for fire sale prices, perhaps it's time for Villanova and a major apparel maker to hold a charitable fundraiser (assuming that the NCAA doesn't get in the way) to advocate bone marrow transplants and participating in match programs -- sell commemorative Matt Szczur jerseys (or, for a less expensive alternative, jersey t-shirts). I couldn't think of a better tribute and fundraiser than if a stadium full of Villanova fans were to show up in those shirts at Villanova's home opener.

Because it's rare when you get to honor a real hero.

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