Monday, October 22, 2007

Junior Pee Wee Lorenzo Scores TD For Dad in Iraq!


When we talk about Iraq, we often focus the number of lives it has claimed, or its economic cost. But we don't think too much about how difficult it must be for kids who are separated from their moms and dads. Lorenzo, number 64, is a junior pee wee with Allentown's east side Lil' Huskies. His helmet makes it hard for you to see his cheerful face. His dad wears a different kind of helmet, and has missed Lorenzo's games this year. Like 700,000 other kids, Lorenzo's dad is deployed in Iraq. Yesterday, coaches and refs allowed me onto the field to film a short clip of Lorenzo tearing down the sidelines to score a touchdown for his dad. Thanks to the Internet, his dad should see it soon.

9 comments:

A.J. Cordi said...

It won't be long until he's signed to a pro team! Sweet job, 64!

Bernie O'Hare said...

His dad will be proud.

MAD AS BATS said...

Maybe the Eagles could use him in the Red Zone!

Anonymous said...

Lorenzo belongs with a winner. He belongs with The New York Football Giants!

Great story.

A.J. Cordi said...

Mad As Bats -

McNabb would never get the ball to him!


GO GIANTS!!!!!

J. Spike said...

BRAVO Bernie. Nice to see you at a football game NOT streaking! lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge8TpXptUrc


Now we need to move Lorenzo into the city of Easton so he can lead the Rovers.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Spike, When the 'lil Huskies faced the 'lil Rovers earlier this season, it was an unhappy day for Allentown's junior pee wees. They were destroyed 40 to zip. But the Huskies have another dogfight with the Rovers this Sunday in the playoffs, and refuse to trade Lorenzo.

J. Spike said...

Just don't become that guy from the CFL. lol

A.J. Cordi said...

Perhaps Lorenzo will opt out after the playoffs.