Rower honored for charity challenge
MEDIA The Delaware County Council recognized rower George Pagano Jr. with a resolution of support at its meeting Wednesday.
Pagano, 23, of Middletown, a Haverford School graduate, and a partner are to launch their boat in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa on Dec. 15 in a transatlantic rowing challenge. They aim to raise money for the Greater Philadelphia ALS Association in memory of Pagano's grandfather, the council said in a statement.
Pagano is to row in the Talisker Whisky Challenge, a 3,000-mile journey from the Canary Islands to Antigua, in the Caribbean. He and Caitlin Miller, a former classmate from the University of Nebraska, have named their team the Cranial Challenge.
The event includes 31 other teams and is expected to take about three months.