I am so proud to be a Penn State graduate and a believer in Penn State Football. This story from Oregon is another example of the kind of values that Penn State, Joe Paterno, and the rest of Happy Valley holds and has always held so dear. This is an example of why on Saturday afternoon in State College there are over 100,000 blue and white supporters swarming to State College.
At a time when Penn State University is taking a beating in the media and in the public eye, it’s easy to forget how much good is being done at the university. This story is about the special connection that a family from Happy Valley Oregon has with the PSU football players in Happy Valley Pennsylvania (State college, PA), but not for reasons you would think… The town names are strictly coincidence! The Willie family didn’t even have a thing to do with the school until 6 years ago, but now they make the trip back east 4 to 5 times a year just to support the charity that the PSU football team has chosen to support. The Willies continue to say thank you by sending hundreds of cards to the players every year. Click on the picture to view the video!