David Dodd 2:33 a.m., May 19
Local Troop Leader for Catholic Boy Scouts Seeks to Start Youth Football Program
Joseph Paternal, Longtime Leader of St. James Parish Scout Troop #384, Garners $500,000 Grant From Philanthropist Gerald Sandusi to Start Urban Flag Football League.
No Takers So Far
"I can't understand the lack of response so far," said Paternal. "There are lots of Catholic boys in San Diego, and many of them are members of parishes affiliated with San Diego's Catholic Committee on Scouting. And boys love football. I just don't see why they should shy away from an opportunity like this. Sandusi has been so generous; you'd think the kids would be touched by his gesture and respond."