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Former football player Adam Taliaferro guest speaker at alumni chapter dinner

Adam Taliaferro
Adam Taliaferro

Adam Taliaferro, former Penn State football player and founder of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. The event will be held Wed., June 1 at Mea’s Restaurant in Hazleton. The public is invited to attend.

Taliaferro was paralyzed while making a tackle in a game at Ohio State in 2000. He embarked on a courageous and miraculous recovery that has enabled him to walk again and enjoy a career today as a practicing attorney in South Jersey. The Adam Taliaferro Foundation is named after the former Penn State player and had helped raise nearly $500,000 to help local athletes recover from spinal cord injuries. Taliaferro’s inspirational story has been featured nationally in media outlets such as ESPN, NBC News, the New York Times, and USA Today.

The dinner begins at 6 p.m. with social time and a cash bar, followed by dinner and the evening program at 6:30. Cost is $35 per person. Attendees will have the opportunity to win door prizes including autographed books, a football signed by Joe Paterno, and a limited edition poster signed by Adam Taliaferro.

Reservations with payment are required by May 25. For additional information or to make a reservation, please contact dinner chair Theresa Brennan, Esq. at 455-7700 or the Penn State Hazleton Alumni office at 450-3016 or email chs14@psu.edu.

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