One of the regular Friday highlights now ingrained in daytime SportsCenters is a segment called “Feel Good Friday.” It’s self-explanatory.
Today, co-anchors Randy Scott and David Lloyd will feature the story of Ohio University basketball star Jason Preston. A few years ago, he was a high school senior who was averaging 2.0 per game and had no scholarship offers; last week, the junior guard scored 31 points against No. 8 Illinois.
Here at Front Row, we have established our own FGF and it continues today with highlighting the efforts from SportsCenter anchors Stan Verrett and Jay Harris, who are saluting the memory of former ESPN colleague and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brother, the late Stuart Scott.
The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, alongside founding partner ESPN, announced today that Alpha Phi Alpha will drive awareness and support for the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund. The fundraising initiative kicked off today, Dec. 4, the anniversary of Alpha Phi Alpha’s founding, and it wraps up on Jan.4, 2021, the anniversary of Scott’s passing.
Scott, an Alpha Phi Alpha Brother, was committed to advancing cancer research. The month-long campaign called “Give and Go to Fight Cancer,” will encourage two important things: to give by making a donation to cancer research and to go schedule a cancer screening.
The “Give and Go to Fight Cancer” campaign encourages donations in multiples of $19.06, to highlight the 1906 establishment of Alpha Phi Alpha. Additionally, a special Alpha Phi Alpha “Boo-yah” branded t-shirt is available to commemorate this collaboration, with $25 of every shirt sale benefiting the Stuart Scott Fund.
Below are two videos: Ih the first, Verrett and Harris encourage fans to help fund cancer research.
In this video for Front Row, Harris explains his commitment to this cause.