RODEO DONATION —

RODEO DONATION —

RODEO DONATION — John Luthi (center), UT Martin rodeo coach, accepts a $100,000 pledge to the university’s rodeo teams from Ruth Wilcox Conroy of the Betsy Ross Foundation. Conroy is foundation secretary and the youngest daughter of the late Dave Wilcox, founder and board chairman of Allegro Fine Foods in Paris. Wilcox established the Betsy Ross Foundation in 1987 in memory of his late wife. The foundation has helped send Tennessee and Kentucky residents to college over the last quarter-century. The gift is the largest ever made to the university’s rodeo program. Also pictured (from  left) are David Pruitt, public relations officer for the UT Martin Rodeo Booster Club; Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor; and John Fuqua, Allegro president.

Published in The WCP 4.23.13

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