In June the Right Worshipful Grand Master presented|
the John Wanamaker Masonic Humanitarian Medal to Joe Paterno,
famed Coach of the Penn State University's football program.
Joe Paterno's volunteer service and philanthropic endeavors make him unique
among college and university coaches, nationwide. "I get a lot of different
awards, but this represents a very special group of people and I'm very
honored. For you to honor me, to reach out and say 'here is somebody we
admire and appreciate what he has done' and, hopefully is going to do a few
more things before it is all said and done, I appreciate it and I'm very
humbled," Paterno said during his address after receiving the Wanamaker
Coach Paterno is only the 4th recipient of this prestigious award since its creation in 1993.
For further information on the Wanamaker Medal, click here.
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