Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Winfred Cooper: Future Michigan Wolverine

During trying economic times like these with increased foreclosures, rising unemployment, bottomed out consumer confidence, and rampant mortgage fraud, it makes me wonder where all the goodness has gone.

Sometimes people tune it all out and just focus on football. I do that sometimes.

But every now and then you run across a great story about something bigger and better than football. Like the story below from journalist Jamie Sotonoff of the Daily Herald.

Read it. It will lift your spirit and warm your heart right up.

Winfred Cooper is a high school football player for Elgin High School in Elgin, Illinois, a community located west-northwest of Chicago. He loves to play football, and has big dreams for his future, including someday becoming a college student and playing football for the University of Michigan Wolverines.

So what happens during a local high school football game between Lake Park and Elgin when Winfred's coaches, teammates, friends, family and even athletic opponents come together and decide to make a difference, even if it's for just one brief moment?

Something wonderful. Something of dreams.

Take it away Jamie Sotonoff.

Hail to the Victors, Young Mr. Cooper! And Go Blue!


susieandrew said...

Fantastic story, thanks for sharing.

Tar said...

Winnie Cooper was in The Wonder Years.