Three Allegheny County legislators have introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives honoring the late broadcaster Myron Cope, reports Pat Cloonan in the McKeesport Daily News.
The resolution was introduced by U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, an Upper St. Clair Republican whose district included Cope’s home, along with U.S. Reps. Mike Doyle and Jason Altmire, both Democrats.
“When I was growing up, a Steelers game wasn’t a true Steelers game unless Myron Cope was there to give the play by play,” Altmire said. “This Congressional Resolution salutes Myron Cope not only for his talent, but also for his legacy of service, which left an enduring mark on Pittsburgh.”
The resolution is available online at the Government Printing Office website (PDF).
Among other achievements, it commends Cope “in recognition of his commitment to the Pittsburgh community and the cause of eliminating autism,” for raising $2.2 million for the Allegheny Valley School by donating proceeds from the Terrible Towel, and for helping to create the Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix and the Myron Cope/Foge Fazio Golf Tournament to benefit children with autism.