Myron Cope, a longtime Pittsburgh broadcaster is credited with creating the Terrible Towel, a terrycloth battle flag and symbol for over 30 years of a city and its team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Recently, before his death, he left behind a legacy far more personal and lasting. In 1996, Cope handed over the trademark to the Terrible Towel to the Allegheny Valley School, a network of campuses and group homes across Pennsylvania for people with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. It receives almost all the profits from sales of the towels. (The New York Times has the “terrific story”– link submitted to the Good News Network by Geanette Poole)