I was able to catch up with Coach Paterno before the Blue-White game.

We recently returned from another trip to Penn State University for the annual Blue-White Spring Football game.  Every year, for the past 11 years, we’ve taken a group of students to State College, PA, for a weekend of discovery, exposure, and fun.

Many of the young men that we take are from single-parent and/or low-income families.  Most of them have never been on a college campus before.  Through sponsorships and grants, we give them an opportunity to take an overnight trip away from home, learn about a great university, and meet some of the country’s finest student-athletes.

This is one of the ways that I’m able to give back.  As a former football player at Penn State, I am able to provide these students with access to an incredible program – and incredible people – that the general public rarely gets to see.  They meet former Penn State football legends, and the money that we raise during the Blue-White Scholarship Breakfast goes directly to scholarships for those who qualify.

Click here to see a recent article in Fight On State magazine about our trip.

This continues to be one of the most exciting things that I do during the course of the year.

It just goes to show…It really is more blessed to give than to receive.

(To learn more, visit www.communityrefuge.com)