Penn State to Welcome Shawn Johnson and Tim Shaw For Team Ream Day
Olympian Shawn Johnson and Penn State alumnus Tim Shaw will assist in the second annual Team Ream Day on Saturday afternoon during the men’s basketball game against Purdue.
Brandon Ream was a State College native and student-athlete at Penn State, where he walked-on to the football team as a punter in 2002. Ream was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in November 2011, then tragically passed away just two years later in November 2013. Through the Team Ream Foundation and the lives he touched, his spirit lives on today.
— Penn State Hoops (@PennStateMBB) January 14, 2015
The Team Ream Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to preserve the memory and to carry on the fight of Brandon Ream for future generations. The mission of the foundation is to assist financially disadvantaged individuals in the Centre County area. The annual Team Ream Day, which Penn State basketball coach Patrick Chambers inaugurated the year of Ream’s death, celebrates Brandon’s life.
Proceeds from tickets purchased through TeamReam.org will benefit the Team Ream Foundation. Penn State hosts Purdue at 1:00 p.m. at the Jordan Center.
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