Richard N. from State College, PA
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Richard N.

Richard, who resides in the memory care neighborhood at Elmcroft of State College, has been an avid sports fan his whole life, playing, watching, and coaching. He is a golfer, a state champ at hand ball, a fisherman, baseball, basketball and hockey fan, volleyball player and coach, and has attended PSU football games for over fifty years. His son, Dave, remarked that his Dad would say that, “life would be boring without sports.” Richard even dedicated his life to the field of biomechanics and started a renowned biomechanics lab. As part of his illustrious career, he studied Olympic athletes’ performance, was the department head for the department of Health and Human Development at PSU, and was an expert witness in over 500 court cases involving injury. Therefore, it is no surprise that Richard was the natural choice to throw out the first pitch at a recent Spikes minor league baseball game—a game that was also a fundraiser to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Richard got to be on the field, throw the first pitch, meet former NFL quarterback Wally Richardson, and enjoy the rest of the game in a VIP suite with members of his family. In addition to having an exciting night enjoying a sport with good company, because it was a fundraiser and awareness raiser, Richard was also still supporting research and science. Win Win.

  • Location
  • State College, PA