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Tackle ALS Fundraiser This Saturday

Only one thing could possibly cause me to delay the release of my 30-year anniversary team: it was the need to promote something important. (So important, I might add, that I'm kicking myself that I didn't report on this earlier.)

This Saturday (as reported in the Morning Call and on Keith Groller's Morning Call blog) will be the annual flag football ALS fundraiser at Northwestern Lehigh. In years past it has been to help out Brett Snyder ('00) after being diagnosed with ALS (or Lou Gerhig's disease) two years ago. But this year, all proceeds are going to Brett's new foundation Tackle ALS. His foundation "''educates and encourages others to spread awareness about this disease that affects all ages, and to support research aimed at early diagnosis and detection of ALS.''

The event this Saturday, July 28th (rain date is Sunday, July 29th) is at the Northwestern Lehigh football field (off of Route 309). From Interstate 78, take Route 100 No…

What Are They Doing Now?

With the exclusive Lehigh Football Nation 30th anniversary team scheduled to be completed later this week, it's time to look at what some Lehigh football alumni are up to these days. As you'll see, it's about a lot more than just acting suave on camera (nice photo, Rob) - it's about pursuing dreams on and off the football field.

On the football field, Adam Bergen ('05) and Gerran Walker ('06) continue to pursue their dreams of an NFL career. Adam Bergen is in training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, and he seems to have an excellent chance to stick with new head coach Wade Phillips. (And another former I-AA player, QB Tony Romo from Eastern Illinois, might be the guy to get him the ball.) Gerran Walker, on the other hand, was recently cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here's hoping that he will get another shot in an NFL training camp this year, where this speedy receiver would seem to be able to stick somewhere. (Here's a thought - why not my beloved …