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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 04:20 PM
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Charity Founded by Sandusky Plans to Fold
Source: NY Times

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The local charity founded by Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator who earlier this month was charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing young boys, is preparing to fold as it tries to reconstruct what it knew, and did, about any suspicions or allegations against Sandusky over the years.

David Woodle, the chief executive of the charity, known as Second Mile, said in an interview Friday that the foundation was seeking to transfer its programs to other nonprofit organizations. The Second Miles leaders are looking at a limited number of organizations that could, and would, carry forward the foundations work with disadvantaged youth. He would not say which organizations would be candidates.

Were working hard to figure out how the programs can survive this event, Woodle said. We arent protective of this organization that it survives at all costs.

The Pennsylvania attorney general has said that Sandusky used the Second Mile to prey on young boys, and that Sandusky met each of the eight boys he has formally been accused of raping or otherwise assaulting through the foundation. Thousands of children passed through the foundation, which was formed by Sandusky in 1977 and offered mentoring, sleep-away summer camps and other services.



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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 04:50 PM
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1. Let the civil suits begin. (nt)
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 05:07 PM
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2. I feel for the people with that last name..it's gotta be rough.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 05:47 PM
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4. There's a county in Ohio with that name too.
Edited on Fri Nov-18-11 05:47 PM by alp227
And Sandusky is Polish.
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waddirum Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:53 PM
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9. Cedar Point
is in Sandusky, Ohio.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:21 PM
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 05:25 PM
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3. NAMBLA?
Very bad joke. Sorry. But the whole thing is so horrible I must find a laugh somewhere in there.
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:10 PM
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5. Cockroaches do that when the lights come on,,,,,,
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Banana Republicans Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:20 PM
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6. So did he get a tax break for this org?
Wouldn't that be something if not only did he have a perfect playground for his sick twisted pedophilia acts, but he got a deduction for his taxes out of it? Sick, rich asshat.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:57 PM
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8. I'll bet WalMart and BofA wish they hadn't sponsored Sandusky
What makes a foundation or a corporation a "Second Mile Star?" Choosing to reach out and make a difference in the lives of children! That is what Bank of America Foundation, The Hershey Company, Walmart Foundation, and Warnaco have done this year by sponsoring Challenge Program residential weeks.


http://www.thesecondmile.org/news/stars.php

Certainly made "a difference in the lives" of a few.
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