Soccer scholarship being raised in memory of Schreyer dean's young son

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The tragic death of the young son of two members of the Penn State community on New Year's Eve is launching a scholarship to benefit a member of the Penn State soccer team that will honor the boy's memory and the sport he loved.

The Penn State community learned of the sudden passing of 8-year-old John William McKenzie Brady, known affectionately as Mack, earlier this week. Mack, the son of Schreyer Honors College Dean Christian M. M. Brady and his wife, Elizabeth, a lecturer in the College of the Liberal Arts' Department of Communication Arts & Sciences, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 31, at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as a result of a blood infection that spread rapidly.

In announcing the scholarship being established in Mack's honor, Brady said that through such an award helping a player each year his son "will, in some sense, 'be on the field' that he had hoped to play on someday."

Memorial gifts may be made online at http://givenow.psu.edu or by sending a check, payable to Penn State with "In memory of Mack Brady" in the memo line, to: Penn State University, One Old Main, University Park, PA 16802.

Last Updated January 10, 2014