If there has been a positive to the scandal at Penn State, it has put a spotlight on child sexual abuse. Many Nittany Lion faithful are going beyond lip service.
A blue ribbon is a symbol against child abuse, and the idea of a blue out for the football game against Nebraska game on Saturday started gaining support as the Sandusky scandal grew. It is the last home game of the season.
A State College store is selling t-shirts with the symbol, with proceeds going to Prevent Child Abuse PA. The manager of McLanahan’s says the shirts have been selling quickly. She adds that people are thanking them in store and on line, for stepping up.
The store is taking orders through its web site and shipping until they cease production of the shirts.
At the same time, a grassroots network of Penn State alumni, parents, students and fans has launched an effort to raise money for the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, RAINN. According to the network’s website, the effort has already raised over 100 thousand dollars.