Friends create new athletic scholarship to honor Spicer

When Tom Spicer announced his resignation as athletic director for Fort Hays State University, friends immediately knew what to give him as a farewell gift. Fundraising was always a priority for Spicer, as donations comprised a major component of the department?s annual budget

So, to honor Spicer for his 15 years of service to the university, his friends, associates and the university's athletic boosters established the Tom Spicer Tiger Athletic Fund for Excellence through the FHSU Endowment Association. The fund will be for the benefit of the Athletic Department.

"We could not think of a better gift for Tom," said Verlin Pfannenstiel. "Tom was always out there giving 100 percent in his effort to raise funds for scholarships for his athletes or for projects such as the renovation of Lewis Field. We thought this would be a great way to show our appreciation for his hard work."

People interested in donating to the Tom Spicer Fund may send their contributions to the FHSU Endowment Association, P.O. Box 1060, Hays, KS 67601.

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