PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand (Avenel, N.J.) made his first public appearance Saturday, February 19 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center during the “Laugh to Heal Comedy Fest Fundraiser”. LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury vs. Army on October 16, 2010.
“I just want to thank everybody for coming out here today and I’m just gonna keep on chopping during my rehab,” LeGrand told the crowd of approximately 3,000 who attended the comedy show featuring Rutgers alumnus Bill Bellamy. The event was a fundraiser for the “Eric LeGrand Believe Fund.”
It was the second trip to Rutgers for LeGrand, who also joined his teammates for the first team meeting of the semester in January.
LeGrand has resumed his coursework at Rutgers, joining via videoconference for a Monday night class on “Blacks and Economic Structures.”
For information on how to contribute to the “Eric LeGrand Believe Fund”, please visit www.ScarletKnights.com/Believe.
“Eric LeGrand Believe Fund”
PNC Wealth Management
Attn: Kimberly G. Kingsland, Senior Trust Advisor
One Palmer Square Suite 201
Princeton, NJ 08542