Attorney donation to install handrails at Assembly Hall

August 20, 2012
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Bloomington attorney Ken Nunn really does love Indiana University basketball, so much so that he’s willing to donate money to keep fans safe during games.

Anyone who’s been to Assembly Hall for basketball games can attest to two things: Nunn loves IU basketball and navigating the stairs in the facility can be dangerous. Trying to get to your seat is risky, as the stairs are steep, small, and there are no handrails to grasp. There have been a few times I’ve lost my balance or tripped, but luckily not enough to make me fall. Besides, I wouldn’t have anything to grab on to, except the person in front of me.

But not anymore. The school announced Aug. 17 that thanks to Nunn’s gift, approximately 350 custom-designed handrails will be installed in time for basketball season. The school says that the rails won’t impede views of the court.

“One of the reasons I did this is because I love Indiana University Basketball and Indiana University," said Nunn. “This was a thing that the University needed and the fans needed, so it's my honor to provide this ability to help folks get up and down these steps."

Nunn, who has a bachelor’s and Juris Doctor from the school – loves IU so much that he pays for an advertisement that pops up occasionally during games that flashes his face with the words “Ken Nunn loves IU basketball.”

I couldn’t help but find it amusing that a man who makes his living practicing in personal injury claims has provided a gift that will hopefully prevent any fan injuries while using the stairs.
 

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