October 20, 2012

Grambling State Radiothon Raises Funds to Help Students

University’s first on-air fundraiser draws big and small donations from far, near

Grambling State University is holding its first radiothon today at KGRM-FM (91.5), raising money to support much-needed student scholarships, academic programs and facilities updates.

No donation is too small. Those who donate $10 will be automatically entered into a drawing for a Bayou Classic package, including two nights at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, two Bayou Classic game tickets, two tickets to the Battles of the Bands show and $200 cash. Some lucky person who donates $5,000 will receive two football passes for Grambling State’s game against Jackson State University on November 3, 2012, a presidential parking pass, access to the president’s box at that game and one each of the other gifts. A variety of giveaways for various donation levels include T-Shirts, BBQ sets, tools sets and footballs autographed by Doug Williams, head coach of the G-Men football team and NFL Super Bowl most valuable player who played quarterback with the Washington Redskins.

Join in for the fun by listening throughout the day. Issue a challenge as you provide a contribution. Special guests will include President Frank G. Pogue, Coach Doug Williams, women’s basketball coach Pat Bibbs, 1978-1979 Grambling State Student Government Association President Suzanne Myneyte Mayo and others.

The university encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends and supporters to contribute, at any level. “Students will benefit the most from this effort,” said Shirley Clay, the radiothon coordinator for the institution’s Institutional Advancement’s endowment and stewardship. 

Everyone is urged to call 318-274-2182 or 318-274-4487 to be a part of the live broadcast of KGRM-FM. The station is welcoming contributions at the radio station on the second floor of the Washington-Johnson Complex on Grambling’s campus any time during the radiothon. Or, send contributions to Grambling State University, Institutional Advancement, GSU Campus Box 4236, Grambling, LA 71245.

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