Tuesday, October 1, 2013

[UPDATED] Help Keep The Ooh-Aah Man From Losing His Home

Posted By on Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM

We all know the Ooh-Aah Man.

Anyone who's ever gone to a UA men's basketball game at McKale Center — heck, even if they just watched one on TV — knows about Joseph Cavaleri, who for more than 30 years would entertain the crowd during a second half timeout with his odd-but-endearing U of A cheer that combined fan interaction with an old man slowly stripping.

Cavaleri finally hung up his collection of sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts, tank tops and short shorts in March, the 61-year-old father of four and grandfather of many more no longer able to move around with the speed and agility needed to file up 14,000 fans.

Now the Ooh Aah Man faces an even more sobering reality: the possible loss of his home.

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  • Ooh Aah Man's Facebook page

Considering how much this man is adored in the Tucson community, I wouldn't be surprised if a line is already forming to help Cavaleri and his family out. If you'd like to provide assistance, hit him up on his Facebook page.

UPDATE: The word of Cavaleri's plight is spreading through the community, and someone has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for his cause. Check it out and, if you can, fork over a few bucks.

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