It's hard to express Roy Rager's impact on the community of Myerstown in Lebanon County.
When you coach for 40 years, you touch hundreds, even thousands, of lives.
The Myerstown Panthers are holding their annual year-end banquet on December 1, 2011. The team is hoping as many former players coached by Roy (and his brother Bill) can show up to the event to celebrate his life. Roy Rager died in early September of complications from a heart attack.
The team hasn't had new uniforms since the mid-80s, either. Its one of the few programs left in the area that doesn't charge young boys (and girls) to play. The Panthers are looking for sponsorships for new equipment and or uniforms, according to Missy Coomer, a program booster who's son also plays on the team.
Coomer can be reached at coomerclan-at-verizon-dot-net. Her phone number is (717) 926-1602.