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February 24, 2009

A Fantastic Way To Give Back To Honor a Great Man…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Peter Edmiston @ 10:38 am

Don Poier would have been 58 years old today. Don was the original Voice of the Memphis Grizzlies, and despite his untimely death just over four years ago, he remains in the hearts and minds of so many who were touched by his kindness and generosity. Don was always willing to give advice, always kind and gracious with fans, and always quick to compliment those around him. And he loved his family so very much.

In his honor, Don’s family opened the Don Poier Scholarship Fund not long after his death. Each year, the scholarship goes to the most deserving Memphis City Schools student who wants to go to college in order to study journalism/broadcasting. The fund is starting to diminish a bit, so it’s important that we give as much as we can to help build it back up. It’s a great way to honor Don’s memory and support a young man or woman who wants to make something of themselves. And check this out – for those that donate after reading this or hearing about it on the Morning Rush, my radio partner Ron Tillery has pledged to match the contributions up to $1000. So your $20 becomes $40, your $50 becomes $100, and so on. Send your checks here:

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
1900 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38134

Write “Don Poier Scholarship Fund” on the memo line of your checks.

If we can make this happen, it would be fantastic. What better way to honor a truly generous man than being generous ourselves? Do it for Don.

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