FOS GALLERY: Paterno Family Stadium Run

Beaver Stadium was buzzing with action again Sunday in an event benefitting Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. Sue Paterno and Franco Harris were in the middle of it all.


Roughly 72,000 people packed Beaver Stadium for Penn State's Blue-White Game Saturday. Sunday, the facility was buzzing with activity again.

For the fifth straight year, the 50-yard line of the stadium served as the finish line for The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run benefitting Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

As usual, the family of late Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno was heavily involved in the event. Paterno's wife, Sue, greeted runners who crossed the finish line and later posed for photos with anyone who asked. Jay Paterno, the head football coach's son and a former PSU assistant, was highly visible, as well. And many of Paterno's grandchildren ran in the race.

Also helping out was NFL Hall of Famer and former Nittany Lion great Franco Harris. Tom Bradley, who served as defensive coordinator under Paterno and is now senior associate head coach at West Virginia, was in the house to lend a hand, too.

More than 4,000 people participated in the event, which included a competitive 3-mile run and 1-mile Fun Walk.

It was a great event on a great day, and it all benefitted a great cause. Check out our images from the day above, remembering to click the expand button in the lower right of the frame to see full-screen versions of the photos.


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