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Adam Breneman Raises Over $100,000 For ALS

Although highly-touted tight end recruit Adam Breneman has yet to walk on campus as an official Penn State student, he is already making a huge impact, and it has nothing to do with his football abilities.

Breneman, who is missing his senior season due to an ACL injury suffered last June, announced his partnership with Project ALS. In July, inspired by family friend Tom Kirchoff’s battle with ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease — Breneman set a goal to raise $20,000 by November 2nd. With the deadline two days away, Breneman released an update Tuesday afternoon announcing that this goal had been met, and then some.

“When we kicked off Catch The Cure in July, our initial goal was to raise $20,000,” said Breneman in the press release. “Three and a half months later, we have nearly tripled our original goal. And we aren’t done yet!”

In addition to the money raised through Breneman’s efforts, central Pennsylvania based Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has pledged to match whatever total is raised, putting the final donation for the current fundraiser at well over $100,000 with three days remaining.

“I have been really overwhelmed by all the support we have received across the country, and especially from Penn Staters,” said Breneman. “Tom [Kirchoff] gets very emotional when we talk about how much money we have raised. I tell Tom all the time that he will never know how big of an impact he makes on people and how much of an inspiration he is to me. I plan to work with Project ALS however I can throughout my life. My ultimate goal it to establish a foundation that will work solely on raising funds and awareness for ALS. I promised Tom that I will do everything in my power to fight ALS until the day I die, and I plan to hold true to that.”

Breneman’s impact off the field is just another reminder that the 2013 recruiting class is already incredibly special.

Fundraising for this phase of Catch The Cure ends November 18th, and donations can be made here to contribute to Breneman’s already impressive total.

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