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If Not Me Then Who…

The Army-Navy Cup Committee will be presenting Bryce Evans with the second annual First Lieutenant Travis Manion & Corporal Michael Crescenz Award.

At Army-Navy Cup VI, held at Talen Energy Stadium on October 15, this award will be presented to two high school-aged soccer players, one girl and one boy, who best exemplify the spirit of these two exemplary men who gave their lives in service to our country.

Throughout their lives both Travis and Michael lived by the motto “If Not Me Then Who…” Whether it was standing up for someone who was being bullied, helping someone in need, or stepping in to lend a hand, they were the ones to take action and to act as role models for others. They exemplified selfless service and lived a life of substance and not just existence.

First Lieutenant Travis Manion graduated from LaSalle College High School in 1999 and received the Silver Star posthumously for his actions on April 29, 2007. Please see below the last part of his citation from the Military Times Hall of Valor:
While fearlessly exposing himself to gain a more advantageous firing position and drawing enemy fire away from the wounded Marines, First Lieutenant Manion was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper. His courageous and deliberate actions inspired the eventual counter attack and ultimately saved the lives of every member of his patrol. By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Manion reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Corporal Michael Crescenz graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1966 and received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions on November 20, 1968. Please see below the last part of his citation from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:
As a direct result of his heroic actions, his company was able to maneuver freely with minimal danger and to complete its mission, defeating the enemy. Corporal Crescenz’s bravery and extraordinary heroism at the cost of his life are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

WECID? Scholarship

What else can I do? It is a question that athletes sometimes ask themselves when thinking about effort on the
field or pre-season preparation. In business WECID? may be asked in meetings to improve productivity but, to a
select few people it is how they live their lives.

This was how Patrick Jenkins lived his life. The question “What else can I do?” was asked by him daily for the sole
reason to help others. Pat, was a Parkland parent, friend, and youth coach who was taken from us far too soon
after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His unending kindness before and after his diagnosis will always be
remembered by those that knew him.

The WECID? Scholarship will be awarded yearly to a Parkland High School student who most exemplifies both kindness and a commitment to help others. The vision of WECID? is not only to pay tribute to Pat, but hopefully all that hear and see these words will ask themselves, what else can I do? If you can answer that question with just one act of kindness, that in itself will honor Pat and give a lasting gift to his family.

Donations toward the scholarship will be accepted. Shirts will be sold for $12 ($6 to produce/$6 to the fund) and all proceeds will be donated to the scholarship fund. Please see the form below for full details on how you can help.

WECID? T-Shirt Order Form

!!! Volunteer Clearances !!!

Parkland School District requires all volunteers to complete their clearances.

  • Clearances are good for 5 years
  • Please let Chris Berger know when you have completed the clearances

Details can be found at the PSD website…

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