Penn State coach’s glasses net $9,000 for charity
Two Penn State graduates are paying $9,000 for a chance to see
through Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno’s trademark
The bid from Michelle and Kevin Coppola won an auction for a
pair of spectacles donated by the Nittany Lions coach, who’s famous
for wearing his glasses on the sidelines – along with his rolled-up
khakis and jet-black sneakers.
The farsighted Paterno had eye surgery last month to improve his
vision. The 83-year-old still needs glasses to read, though he
appears to be done wearing the Coke bottle-thick glasses.
A spokesman for Paterno says the timing of the surgery and the
auction was a coincidence.
The auction benefited Penn State Public Broadcasting. It started
online and wrapped up at a dinner Saturday.
Paterno leads major college football coaches with 394 career