Sportswriters: Personal Poverty Program

Among his fellow newspapermen, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Royal Brougham, 71, has an understandable reputation as an oddball. Who ever heard of a sportswriter teaching Sunday school? More incredible, who ever heard of a sportswriter who does not swear, smoke or drink? And who ever heard of a sportswriter who gives money away?

Last week Royal Brougham did just that. With no fanfare, he announced that he would donate $250,000, the bulk of his personal fortune, to set up a charitable foundation that will help send needy kids to school and college.


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