In the earlier post on the passing of Victor Ellis, I urged you, if you had a few bucks to spare, to donate them to the Victor Ellis Fund for Cancer Research. I had seen the link many time on the Internet through various alumni associations, and decided to pass it on.
Yesterday afternoon, however, I received an e-mail from Carl Albright, senior vice president of the Bryant Bank. He informed me that there was no such thing as the Victor Ellis Fund for Cancer Research, and that instead it is the Victor Ellis Scholarship Fund. Mr. Albright said he did not know where the confusion started, but had been sending out a lot of e-mails attempting to correct things, hence this posting.
According to Mr. Albright, the fund was actually started by Victor's former teammate, and best friend, Ahmad Galloway. The fund was initially established in order to help Victor with some of the costs that were associated with the travel and lodging for his chemotherapy treatments in Houston. Later on, Victor's wishes were that the unused portion of the money would be donated to the university to establish a scholarship. As a result, you have the Victor Ellis Scholarship Fund currently raising money in an effort to endow a scholarship at the university in Victor's name. It will be a non-athletic scholarship.
I hope this clarifies everything for everyone. If you have any more questions, please let me know and I will do my best to find an answer.