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Loyola Blakefield to honor Van Brooks for embodying school mission of "Men For Others"
Loyola Blakefield to honor Van Brooks for embodying school mission of "Men For Others"

Once Van Brooks emerged from the trauma of a paralyzing football injury 10 years ago, the Loyola Blakefield graduate turned his attention to helping young people understand that while having goals and working toward them is important, getting an education is critical and having a back-up plan is a good idea, too. Saturday, his alma mater will honor him with its first For Others Award for embodying the Catholic high school's mission of "Men For Others." "I really don't know how to explain what this means," Brooks said. "It's like I'm being recognized for being a man for others, but that was something that was instilled in me at Loyola. At the...

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