Columnist Dave Lieber always admired Pat Summerall for one specific reason: his will power. After a long life as a hard-charging drinker, he suddenly quit. After Dave wrote this tribute column, he got to know Pat. They met and even worked together on Dave’s charity, Summer Santa.org. Here’s that 1999 column.
Getting publicity for any non-profit these days is next to impossible. So imagine Dave Lieber’s delight when the charity he co-founded 14 years ago suddenly was the star of a reality TV show pilot.