Sunday, September 30, 2007

Please Support The Pat Maloy Scholarship!

Hello AT Readers,

I know (and am grateful!) that you guys come to this site for a chuckle at some crappy artwork - but if I may get on the AT soapbox for a minute, I urge you all to check out the auction for the Pat Maloy Cancer Scholarship Fund.

Who is Pat Maloy, you ask?

Six years after his death from esophageal cancer, Bernard “Pat” Maloy continues to inspire the students whose lives he touched. Their devotion to Maloy, a former associate professor of sports management, is reflected in this online auction, organized by a committee of former students. For more information about Pat Maloy visit this site.:

“As a mentor, Pat showed me options for my life that I never would have considered,” said Noel Cimmino (BA ’94), who serves as co-chair of the scholarship committee with Maloy’s widow, Nora Maloy (PhD ’00).

“This scholarship will provide options for students dealing with cancer and create a legacy for a professor who went to great lengths to support his students.”

“This auction represents the most comprehensive collection of autographed Michigan memorabilia in recent memory,” notes auction volunteer and Kinesiology Alumni Society Board Member Christian Parker (BA ’97).

“We have items from all the greats including Brady, Howard, Woodson, Griese, Leach, Carter, Edwards and more. Not to mention all of the other items that have been so generously donated from superstars throughout the NFL, NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball. Cancer touches everyone and you didn't have to know Pat to appreciate his character and what he represented and that is why we this auction is so fortunate and will be such as success.”

So, AT Readers, check out all the cool stuff you can bid on while supporting this great cause. Items will include:

- 10 items autographed by UM Heisman Trophy winner, Desmond Howard (AB ’92), of Brecksville, Ohio, including a full sized Michigan helmet, football, mini-helmet and Michigan hat.

- A Super Bowl XXXIX football autographed by former UM signal-caller and New England Patriots star Tom Brady (BGS ’99), of Boston.

- A Michigan jersey autographed by all four members of the “The #1 Club”; Anthony Carter, Braylon Edwards, David Terrell and Derrick Alexander.

- Several footballs autographed by Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson.

- Passes to a closed spring football practice at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.

- On-field pre-game passes before this year’s Michigan versus Minnesota game.

- Over thirty University of Michigan winter and spring weight jackets donated by Mitchell & Ness Corporation.

A live auction will precede the online auction on Friday, October 12 at 5:30 pm, during the Division of Kinesiology’s Homecoming events at Palmer Commons on U of M’s Central Campus. The items in the live auction are separate from those listed in the online auction.

So, AT Readers, let the bidding begin!



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