Krivak joins in to help ex-pupil Ehrmann keep 'The Door' open

May 03, 1991|By Milton Kent

Twenty years ago, Joe Krivak and Joe Ehrmann were teacher and pupil at Syracuse University, where Krivak was an assistant coach and Ehrmann was an All-American defensive lineman.

They went their separate ways -- Ehrmann to become a standout with the Baltimore Colts, and Krivak an assistant, then head coach at Maryland -- but they've come together to help each other.

Krivak has lent his name to a charity golf tournament to be held May 30 at Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City, with proceeds going to help Ehrmann's "The Door," a non-profit organization that helps inner-city children and their families. Proceeds also will go to the Maryland Capital Campaign, part of a fund to renovate and restore Byrd Stadium and Cole Field House on the Maryland campus.

Former Maryland players Boomer Esiason, Neil O'Donnell, Scott Zolak, Jack Scarbath and Warren Powers are expected to participate.

"When this idea came around, I jumped at the chance to get involved," Krivak said yesterday. "Joe has really done some great work here and this gives us a chance to get into the Baltimore area."

Ehrmann said his outreach program touches about 100 children daily, through reading and study programs, as well as providing food and legal assistance counseling to needy families.

Krivak said the Byrd Stadium renovation project, which includes a new press box and the restoration of the concrete bowl around the field, is on target for completion Aug. 15.

For information on the golf tournament, call Paul Paolisso at 465-8930.

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