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Joe and Carrie Grover, center, with players Howard McDonald, Dillon Bedford, Marc Avery-Airhart, Chris Ware and Tim Camp, head coach.
November 1, 2011
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU Athletics) – Saturday was a special day for Mountaineer football. La Grande residents Joe and Carrie Grover presented a check in the amount of $50,000 to the Mountaineer Athletic Association in order to establish the Hazel and George Grover Memorial Football Scholarship.
The scholarship is in memory of Joe’s parents who were avid football fans and loved attending Mountaineer games. The scholarship will be geared for a recipient who represents excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship.
These attributes were very important to Hazel and George. The scholarship will assist a deserving football student-athlete achieve a college education, as well as continue to participate in a sport that he is passionate about. The first recipient will be named in the 2012-13 academic year.
“We are very grateful to Joe and Carrie that they honored Hazel and George with such a generous gift to our football program,” said Rob Cashell, EOU athletic director. “Hazel and George were wonderful people and this gift will forever recognize their legacy and that of the entire Grover family.”
Hazel Grover was honored in 2009 when she celebrated her 100th birthday with EOU and served as honorary captain at a Mountaineer football game.
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