From the lodge at Oxmoor……I want to thank the media for responsible coverage of the very sad injury to our University of Louisville basketball player, Kevin Ware, a remarkable young man, and all the team members whose love and respect in that instant flowed with love and concern.
With all the tragic events that we read about almost daily – of young men and women whose lives are ended far to soon by violence, this whole episode of strength, brotherly love and concern can only be attributed to good first teachers, their parents and a group of young men who understand the meaning of caring for each other.
I would be remiss if I did not give a lot of credit to the coach of these special young men, Coach Rick Pitino. He took a group of strangers, brought them together and molded them into super athletes, champions, and remarkable young men.
I wish each of you a wonderful life, with basketball or not. You have much to give. May your friendships endure well into the future, for it is priceless.