11 - 27 - 2013 Son of Camp Woodward founder dies of bone marrow cancer
[CDT] - A 29-y/o former Penn State walk-on punter & the vice president of operations at Camp Woodward has lost a 2-yr. battle with cancer. Brandon Ream died early Monday in Houston. He had been employed at the extreme sports mecca nestled between the Centre Co. hills of East Penns Valley. His father, Gary Ream, founded the action sports and gymnastics camp there. Neal Hendrix, a professional skateboarder and brand manager for Camp Woodward, confirmed that Ream had died with a message on Twitter. He wrote, “Can’t believe how much I learned from someone 11 years younger than me.” Hendrix told XGames.com that Ream was diagnosed in December 2011 with an an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer. Members of the State College and Penn State communities rallied around Ream as he battled the disease, dubbing themselves “Team Ream.” Many took to Twitter on Tuesday with condolences.