Quotes on Stoops' acts

Published: August 23, 2008
Quotes on Stoops' acts
"I'll call over there and his secretary says, ‘I'm not supposed to tell anyone, but he's at Children's Hospital.' He does a lot financially. He's extraordinarily generous in giving back to the community. I really can't say more than that. I know more than I should. And it didn't come from him.”

David Boren, OU president

"Bob does these things because he believes it's the right thing. He doesn't do it because he wants anybody to think differently of him. That's just who he is and what he's about.”

Joe Castiglione, OU athletic director

"He makes the day brighter every time he comes. Some of these kids are so ill and laying there not wanting to get up, hiding under the blankets. And Bob comes and pretty soon there's a picture on their wall of the two of them together, sitting up and grinning.

"I don't know if he knows how much we appreciate it.”

Dr. Rene McNall, pediatric oncologist, Children's Hospital

"I can't tell you how many times I go to a funeral and there's the football that he's signed, right by the casket. Or in the slide show, there he is with them. And how much it means to the families.”

Kay Tangner, volunteer

at Children's Hospital

"It's something that you kind of learn and you kind of implement into your life. Things are passed down. Seeing the things he did and the impact that had, makes me want to do things. And I have continued to do them.”

Paul Thompson, former

Sooner quarterback


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