One of Auburn's most well known fans is going to the National Championship game. The Facebook fundraiser to send Mr. Penny to Glendale, Arizona was a success. In fact, it tripled the goal.
Mr. Penny got the news Thursday during a pep rally at Dean Road Elementary School. He's worked at Dean Road as a janitor and crossing guard for 30 years. Two parents who wanted to see him got the game set up the fundraiser. Donations totaled over $9,300, so they bought tickets for Mr. Penny and his wife, along with luggage and a digital camera.
"I am so blessed. God has blessed me. This is a dream I've been dreaming about for a very, very long time and I am blessed to be going to Arizona. We can win that national championship and bring it back to Auburn, Alabama." says Mr. Penny.