PSU B-Ball Player Pens Children's Book with SOPA Athletes


On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Penn State’s Men’s Basketball team celebrated “Everyone is Awesome Day,” which welcomed individuals from all walks of life. As part of the celebration a children’s book created by star forward Lamar Stevens, in conjunction with LifeLinkPSU and Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes, were given to the first 2,000 fans!

Additionally, Centre County athlete Brooke Fisher sang the National Anthem in front of a sold out crowd at the Bryce Jordan Center.  Not only was Fisher's performance exceptional, but watch to the end of the following Facebook video to see when every single Penn State Nittany Lions player and coach personally congratulates Brooke on her performance! It was a magical day that included the release of a children's book by Lamar Stevens, which Brooke helped to illustrate along with Gabe Billy, the son of team physician Greg Billy; Patrick Northup-Moore, a basketball team manager for 12 years; Haley Smith, the daughter of assistant football coach Terry Smith; Emily Thom, sister of marketing intern Abby Thom; and Samantha Urgo, the daughter of associate basketball head coach Keith Urgo.

The book received some amazing coverage in the media. Check out the links below to read more about this incredible event!

Onward StateChildren’s Book Highlight Of Lamar Stevens’ Service-Focused Senior Year

Daily Collegian‘A man for others’: Lamar Stevens’ children’s book epitomizes his career with Penn State men’s basketball

Centre Daily TimesWhy Penn State basketball’s Lamar Stevens is all-in on a children’s book, set to be given out Saturday