My heart is full from all your loving thoughts for my Loving Husband, me and our family, for the loss of our Beloved Brother!
Subject: Statement by the President on the Death of Abe Pollin THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press
Secretary _________________________________________________________________________ ____ For Immediate Release November 25, 2009 President Barack Obama Statement on the Death of Abe Pollin
Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Abe Pollin – a giant in the world of professional sports and someone I was proud to call a friend. Abe was a man who knew that being an owner wasn’t just about winning championships, although his teams had plenty of success. It was about helping young athletes become good people as well as good players. And it was about being part of a community. Abe believed in Washington, D.C. when many others didn’t – putting his own fortune on the line to help revitalize the city he loved. He was committed to the teams he guided, generous to those who needed it most, and as loyal to the people of D.C. as they were to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Irene, his sons Robert and James, and the entire Pollin family.
A man loved... not only by his family, but his community for all his tremendous good deeds. The whole world has benefited because of his unselfish giving of his time and money to so many world causes!
Because he has left this world...we are all missing one of our brightest stars. Because he has left this world...we all sense somehow, that a man who dreamed the impossible dream and gave to the world in so many ways, has left a path for us to follow in his footsteps in what ever way we can, to make this world abetter place for all mankind!
Your Desert Rose!