BX foundation comes to aid of paralyzed athlete

A Bronx sports foundation has stepped in to help fund the recovery of a paralyzed Brooklyn high school hoops star.

Samuel J. Tilden High School?s Alanzo George was left paralyzed from the neck down as a result of a car accident in March. George is in intensive rehabilitation at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island.

The Diane Brennan Scholarship Fund, named for the Daily News high school sports editor who died of cancer in 1995, is donating its $10,000 annual scholarship money towards George?s ongoing recovery. The fund usually hands out two $5,000 scholarships to local high school student-athletes each year.

Brennan?s husband was moved to help George when he found out he did not have insurance.

A recovery trust in George?s name has also been set up and has raised more than $60,000.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."