I suppose that the only question that this settled was that of whether Gerhart would go pro in football or baseball. For those readers who didn’t already know, Gerhart was a double threat and even earlier this year was still uncertain about his long-term plans, only “leaning toward the NFL over baseball.” Finally, Gerhart solidified his class-act status, as he took the opportunity around this announcement to ask readers to donate to Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake there, saying:
I have been blessed to have spent time at this special place and have seen first-hand how the Stanford family takes care of not just its own members, but the disadvantaged and underprivileged within our community as well. Because of that, I urge Stanford fans everywhere to join me in extending a helping hand to the devastated citizens of Haiti. They need our help now. Whether it’s a small donation of food, bottled water or medical supplies, a monetary gift to the United Nations or the Red Cross, or volunteering whatever aid you can provide, please do so. Keep all those affected and providing rescue in our thoughts and prayers.
I second this sentiment. Take advantage of the Stanford Medical School’s offer to match contributions to Albert Schweitzer hospital in Haiti. Here’s how:
To make a donation by check, make checks payable to Hopital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) and indicate your Stanford affiliation on the memo line and send them to:
Hopital Albert Schweitzer
P.O. Box 81046
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217
To close, Stanford will miss Gerhart as a student, athlete, and a human being. Best of luck to him in his NFL career!