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:
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