Please Help Out Mark Colligan's Family

As a lot of you know, Husker Track & Field Coach Mark Colligan passed away. Colligan coached the "throwing" sports - shotput, javelin, discus, hammer throw - and his resume is quite impressive... as if that matters somehow. 

Randy York has an article at Huskers.com entitled "Website Enables Those Touched By Colligan's Amazing Life To Donate". 

It also includes this link:

 

Donate here if you've been touched by Mark Colligan's amazing life

 

Well... not to be nit picky, but honestly, Mark Colligan never really touched my life. I'm sure that he did, however, make a difference in hundreds of other lives. 

What does touch me is that the guy passed away at 47 with a wife and three kids - one girl and two boys. I turned 49 last week, have a wife and three kids - one girl and two boys - and I wonder what would happen to them if the same were to happen to me. 

If it was anyone associated with the Husker football program, we'd probably be falling over ourselves to help out. Track & Field... not so much... which is why Randy York makes a plea to people who knew Corrigan, rather than the entire Husker fan base. 

Please look past that, and consider donating to Colligan's family. Father's Day is coming. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Corn Nation

You must be a member of Corn Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Corn Nation. You should read them.

Join Corn Nation

You must be a member of Corn Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Corn Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker