By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
SSU Athletics Getting A Boost
From BASN Wire Services
More specifically, he is giving the SSU football team some incentive to score points. Nash, a 1974 graduate of SSU, has committed to donating $20 to the athletics department for each point the SSU football team scores this season.
Nash’s incentive is not only a gesture of support for his alma mater, but a “challenge”, call to arms for all his fellow alumni. Nash hopes the donation will be motivation for other SSU alumni, boosters, and stakeholders to join him.
The SSU athletics department will accept pledges of $1, $5, $10 or any amount for every point the football squad scores this season. Nash’s “challenge” has already been met by The Grovner Family , Arthur and Judy , of the Augusta Alumni Chapter, with a pledge of $4 per point scored.
Nash, a resident of the Washington, D.C. area, has been one of Savannah State’s biggest contributors and a major part of the athletic booster club. During the 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) basketball tournament, he was honored by Savannah State president Cheryl Davenport Dozier, DSW with the 2013 SSU Distinguished Alumni Award for his continual support of SSU.
This season, SSU football has entered into a new era under head coach Earnest Wilson III. The 22-year coaching veteran has surrounded himself with a coaching staff chalked full of experience, and will undoubtedly lead SSU into a bright future.
NOTE: If you are interested in being a part of history, contact the athletics business manager Selena Warner at 912-358-3429 or warners@savannahstate.