A billboard in a parking lot near the intersection of Beaver Avenue and Pugh Street on Thursday, September 20, 2012. "As the voice of concerned alumni, PS4RS was approached by the anonymous donor who requested help in amplifying a message of concern, sadness and disgust after attending the first home football game of the season, and witnessing what appears to be the University's systematic removal of all evidence of Joe Paterno's 61 years of contributions to Penn State. Funding for this campaign replaces this alum's annual contribution to Penn State. These outdoor boards, and their message, coordinated through PS4RS, speak volumes for the tens of thousands of Penn State alumni, students and friends who wish to ensure that the memory of Joe Paterno and his role in building Penn State into the world-class institution it is today will never be extinguished," said Maribeth Schmidt, spokeswoman for Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship. Christopher Weddle
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A billboard was unveiled Thursday in a parking lot facing Beaver Avenue, near the intersection of Beaver Avenue and Pugh Street.
The billboard is one of 10 that went up, according to Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship. The group’s spokeswoman, Maribeth Schmidt, said an alumnus who isn’t a letterman and doesn’t want to be identified is paying for the billboards. PS4RS is helping coordinate them.
She said that graduate wanted to help by “amplifying a message of concern, sadness and disgust after attending the first home football game of the season and witnessing what appears to be the university’s systematic removal of all evidence of Joe Paterno’s 61 years of contributions to Penn State.”
Penn State trustees fired Paterno from his job as head football coach in November as the Jerry Sandusky scandal unfolded.