"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
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Just wanted to make sure to post this portion of this morning's Chengelis article so that anyone with the time and inclination can mosey on down to Colonial Lanes next Wednesday to provide a little financial assistance to the Mealer family.
If you're not familiar with Elliott Mealer, or his tragic loss last year, you can read up a bit on the googles: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071226/NEWS01/712260393
Anyway, here are the details of the event. Please consider attending, or making a donation:
Charity event set
The team will participate in a "Bowling for Brock" charity next Wednesday to raise funds to help ease the medical costs for Brock Mealer , the brother of freshman lineman Elliott Mealer .
The Mealers were involved in a car accident last Christmas Eve as they traveled to church. Mealer's father, David , and Elliott's girlfriend, Hollis Richer were killed. Brock Mealer was paralyzed, and Elliott Mealer suffered a shoulder injury, and likely will be redshirted this season.
bowling and autograph session is at the Colonial Lanes (1950 South
Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor) from 4-6 p.m. Admission is $50 for
adults, $25 for children, and all proceeds will go toward Mealer's
rehabilitation costs at the U-M Medical Center.
I generally avoid thinking about "the Horror", as well as all things related thereto, but this was a fun story to come across in this morning's Freep (which forwards to this Fredericksburg.com story):
Kerry "Brown, a rookie offensive lineman, attended Appalachian State ... This week, Brown is among a slew of [Redskin] roster hopefuls who might as well be called hair because there is a good chance they will be cut."
I walked over and introduced myself, but when I extended my hand, I noticed his were both holding helmets.
"This one's Jon Jansen's," Brown said, referring to the Redskins' veteran tackle who is a--gulp--Michigan alum. "He came over to me and said, 'Hey, rook. Carry my helmet. Where's Appalachian State now?'"
After the morning practice, Jansen strolled into the training facility with both hands free.
"It's great to have Kerry here," Jansen said. "I don't like carrying my helmet."