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6 > Image 6 of Kentucky Alumnus, vol. 63, no. 4, 1993

Part of Kentucky alumnus

T f T I , ; 1 A {Ti ; . 3 Z. . ` l x I- 5 ' 7* T. E = + I .4w; T . ~.. 1,L` I h i l T , _.W , g , T . . ;v ` V I .7 J " 0 Q;} _ * lz; A, J E"; I - I i-$ . f. = I I I ` I I ' - I I ` . li I J TQ: . 1 \ " Hjigth-"I \ 2 Ugg; ;<;;(;:J;m;: l:;9fv;d;;g:;:; I/Vhat else could jamal Mashburn do l I probably wouldnt go to college. I F He had alread brou ht the Thats not fair to a lot of kids * ; I I mude you smile. smiles to UK uthlel- I for UK Y g { l 4 Jm|MShbr'S ks direffcr C.M. basketball program back from proba- "I see this as my chance to give i ""':;`:{";:';;:':'; NJ;*;':':i;$5; tion to the Final Four in three short something back to the people who $500,000 , UK ,,, ,,;;,,;,5 bureau years at the University. Then, in Sep- have helped me and to help those stu- tj 5* P9fm * BYf5 d P"5ldn* tember, standing before the local l dents who may not otherwise have the ii; ";;r;%;;;`::E we'hingt:1T;hT media again, Mashburn announced chance (to go to college)." I I ;h;, also 0,,,,,,. that he was ivin his alma mater The Office of Minori Affairs will 1 9 _ s S S YY g *d* b9 Smiles I $500,000 to fund a program to help administer the program. Vice chan- l l t *h s*h l encourage youth of Kentucky to l cellor for minority affairs Lauretta A j Kentucky Excel pro- e _ _ _ l gram ,,n;|d,_ l aspire toacollege education. Byars and others are developing ], To his coach, Rick Pitino, who guidelines. i i knew him best, Mashburns generosi- . Athletics director C.M. Newton . l ty was not a surprise. "I have told you called Mashburns donation unique. g people from the beginning thatjamal _ "Basically, student-athletes are takers, = Mashburn is special. He is a special A they are not givers. For the most basketball player, but more than that part, student-athletes will leave a pro- y he is a special person. If there was any , gram and may give a little bit here li doubt about that, it is gone now. " , and a little bit there, but to see a X i \`; l To be known as the jamal Mash- young man at the start of a profes- l T burn Kentucky Excel" program, it will l sional career make this type of com- seek to identify qualified Fayette mitment is unheard of. l` I County students at the end of their I Perhaps an editorial in the Ken- * I * eighth-grade year and match them tucky Kernel summed it up best: "A half I with UK student-athletes and alumni million dollars is no small sum. But { in a mentor relationship. When these T even though Mashburn hasnt signed I I . . . S T youngsters progress through high i with the Dallas Mavericks were sure I ` school successfully, a scholarship will l he will soon, so the Monster Mash fig- be waiting for them at UK i ures to make Monster Cash. And, if "When I was growing up," says l the past is any indication, were sure A Mashburn, "my mother told me that hell handle himself both on and off if I didnt have an athletic scholarship l the court with Monster Class." , xi if vg; l K(`llIll(`ll r\lllllllll1S Win(y if ii- ---- ------- ee eeeee ee eeeee . . .... . .