The world lost an incredible mother, wife, daughter, friend, attorney, underprivileged advocate, and community member suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2013. In honor of my late wife, Holli Wallace, I am training for the Hallucination 100 mile trail run and raising money for the Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

My training progress

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cardinals beat Tech

The SVSU Cardinals beat Michigan Tech 33 to 16 on Saturday. The weather was great and it was a close game until the Cardinals pulled away in the third quarter. This was my first SVSU football game and really my first football game of any kind in many years. It was a good time and worth repeating. Compared to a MSU game it felt more like a high school football game, but I actually like the smaller, more personal experience better. I hear that five past SVSU football players are actually in the NFL and one of our past kickers plays in the arena football league. Not bad.

Between the first and second quarter, I walked onto the field and they made an announcement about my run and how much money I raised. I felt a little silly since I was just standing there by myself waving. The announcer did a good job and mentioned all the cool details including the 2 million people in the US who have lupus. People cheered and even stood up! Woah. After I got back to my seat, the man in front of me told me about one of his family members who has lupus. Everyone does know someone with lupus, even if few people are talking about it. Here's a picture of me standing on the field feeling a little awkward.


elliott's momma said...

And by "stood up," he means that almost everyone in the entire stadium stood up and gave him a standing ovation! That's pretty cool.

silvenwolf said...

Lol, love the "why am I standing here by myself" look. :)

Otherwise, congrats on all the publicity and money you've managed to drum up in the name of lupus!