Leach TTU scholarship fund more than doubles in value - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Leach TTU scholarship fund more than doubles in value

Leach TTU scholarship fund more than doubles in value

By James Clark | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Thanks to an anonymous donor the "Team Leach" scholarship more than doubled in value.  The donation is $10,000 up front, plus an addition $10,000 match on future donations.   Previously, the Team Leach scholarship fund had raised almost $7,000.  Organizers said Tuesday that just this one announcement could eventually have a $30,000 impact on their efforts.

Team Leach was created as a Facebook support group in the wake of Texas Tech's decision to fire Mike Leach in December 2009.  The University claims Leach abused player Adam James, and Leach denies it.  Leach accuses Texas Tech of firing him just days to avoid paying an $800,000 longevity bonus, which TTU denies.

Team Leach administrator Mark Uptergrove says, "It makes the goal of getting money to deserving students for the 2011-12 school year a reality."

A written statement says the scholarship, which started in January of 2010, is designed to honor Leach's record of having the best graduation rate in the country for football at a public college.  

(CLICK HERE) for more information about Team Leach and its scholarship fund.

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