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George Hickman is an 84-year-old Hec Ed usher who greets the incoming Dawgs at the tunnel before every half. He was also a member of the fabled Tuskegee Airmen, and received an invitation to Tuesday's inaugural proceedings. Whether or not Hickman could make Obama's historic (and historically fumbled) swearing-in depended on whether he could afford the travel expenses and, well, that was an issue -- until Lorenzo Romar and UW staff caught wind of Hickman's predicament and collected enough money ($2,100) to ensure Hickman could make it to D.C.
Jim Caple's piece on the gift includes a quote from Hickman that should provide inspiration for anyone who's suffered a setback recently (and there are a lot of those people nowadays): "You feel hurt but you can't live in hurt. You can't live in fear. You can't live mad or angry. You can't live with a chip on your shoulder. You have to have some time that you can laugh and enjoy and feel good about who you are and what you are about. If you don't, you just drift away and drift away."
Yeah, major sports figures make too much money, but when they do good things with it, people's lives get touched in immeasurable ways. Way to go, Lo-Ro & Co. (HT to Stlog)