Sunday, December 26, 2010

Picking up Butch

Back in March of 2003 Rick Reilly wrote a column for Sports Illustrated called "Extra Credit".

It was one of the best columns he wrote in his tenure with Sports Illustrated which lasted over 20 years. He himself acknowledged it as one of his most memorable columns.  The story was about a 54 year old man named Butch Varno from Middlebury, Vermont. Butch Varno is bound to his wheelchair because of Cerebral Palsy but for over 50 years freshman from the small college have been literally picking him up to take him to football and basketball games.

This week ESPN did another story on this.

The story has also been featured in the past on SportsCenter and CBS Evening News. In 2007 Associated Press and Boston Globe also picked up the story.

If you want to help Butch Varno financially, you can do so by going here.
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