Help Send These Future Penn Staters from Brooklyn to MSG

January 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm 2 comments

Penn State’s basketball game against Michigan at Madison Square Garden may have a group of special guests. A GoFundMe page started by elementary school teacher Daniel Guthrie ’10 is looking to raise funds to help get a group of first graders at Brownsville Elementary School in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the game next Saturday.

You can read the full story as to how these students became such huge fans of the Nittany Lions here, but the short version is Guthrie has Penn State paraphernalia all over his classroom. This has led to his students falling in love with the school, with two saying they already know that they want to go to Penn State. There’s also a delightful video of the class singing “Hail to the Lion,” which is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

The original goal of $1,500 was surpassed earlier today. Guthrie has since stretched the goal to $4,000, which he thinks should be enough to get his class and his students from last year to the basketball game. Any additional funds will go towards things like school supplies and future field trips, and if this raises enough money, Guthrie would consider coordinating a trip to State College.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  January 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    They Are…!

  • 2. From Brooklyn to The Garden | The Penn Stater Magazine  |  February 1, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    […] few weeks ago, we learned about a group of first graders from Brownsville Ascend Lower School in Brooklyn who fell in love with Penn State because of […]

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