We asked several of our most involved young alumni what inspires them to give back to SMU. Here’s what Kevin Joseph ’09 had to say:
Thank you Peruna for giving me my first broken bone. Seriously. I had never been able to say I’d broken a bone until I rushed the field my freshman year after SMU beat TCU. I tripped as I leaped onto the grass from the stands and fell flat on my nose. My nose smashed and I rushed to the emergency room. It is still slightly crooked to this day.
This has positively impacted my life because I no longer feel left out when my friends brag about their respective injuries. Before the broken nose, I felt weak, unadventurous and even “unmanly.” Now, I’m much more confident when I find myself among football players, wrestlers, and even marines.
Since this day, my support for SMU has increased tremendously. I attend over half the home football games. Every once in a while, I watch to see if any other lucky gentleman may jump the field and experience the same life-changing moment as I (though I have yet to see it.) Nonetheless, while attending these games, almost always with fellow alums, I have come to greatly support the SMU Mustangs, and have enjoyed great fun and memories. I VOTED for Peruna at voteperuna.com