WSSU Foundation establishes Marquise Gaddy Fund

WSSU Foundation establishes Marquise Gaddy Fund
October 29
00:00 2015

Above: Marquise Gaddy (Submitted photo)

Special to The Chronicle

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) student Marquise Gaddy, a freshman from Charlotte, suffered a spinal cord injury while performing a tackling drill during practice on Sept. 23.

The Winston-Salem State University Foundation has established the Marquise Gaddy Fund in an effort to support Gaddy, who plays the safety position, and his family with expenses incurred as a result of his injury.

Contributions can be made to the Marquis Gaddy Fund at any BB&T branch payable to BB&T (Memo: WSSU Foundation Marquise Gaddy Fund) or mailed to:

2601 New Walkertown Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

For more information, contact Ryan D. Murphy at 336-773-1114. Contributions to this fund are not tax deductible.

When Gaddy’s WSSU teammates took to the field on Saturday, Sept. 26, every player wore a decal featuring the number 28 in honor of Gaddy. To show support for Gaddy, the WSSU Athletic Department decided to add his number to all the helmets. The decals were worn on the back of the Rams’ newest helmet, which features a Ram on one side and an outline of the state on the other.

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