Athletics director, Dragons embrace social media dare

NEW PALESTINE — Al Cooper and Twitter don’t get along.

The New Palestine athletics director isn’t a fan of most social media, in fact. Cooper believes the free flow of instant information – especially among the teenagers he helps supervise – can do more harm

than good.

Friday evening, though, as Cooper became the latest of thousands of individuals across the globe to help raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he had to admit tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming have their benefits.

“I always caution people against social media,” Cooper said. “And this would be the positive effects of social media. Because now, getting it out there and creating a cause and giving it a voice and being able to exponentially communicate it has been pretty cool, I would say.”

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