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Gray Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Monday, October 14, 2002) - A scholarship fund is being created by Furman University in honor of Gray Griffin, who died last Friday morning in an auto accident.  The University will start an endowed scholarship as a memorial to the freshman soccer player, who was a co-captain of the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team in 2000-2001.

Donations for the scholarship fund should be sent to the attention of Furman Athletic Director Gary Clark at:

Furman University
Attn: Gray Griffin Memorial Scholarship
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Furman University  has  scheduled a memorial service for Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in  the  Daniel Chapel on Furman's campus.  The team attended funeral services  for Griffin Monday morning in Griffin's hometown of Huntersville, N.C.

Also injured in the Friday morning accident were two of Griffin’s former U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team teammates, Chefik Simo and Josh Villalobos, and one of their teammates at Furman University, Sean Murray.  The four players were returning to Furman University from Charlotte, N.C.

Simo underwent surgery on Friday and is currently listed in stable condition at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Murray and Villalobos were treated for non-life threatening injuries and have been released from the hospital.

For more information, contact:
Chris Colvin, Furman University - Soccer SID (864) 905-2314