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Current Issues with Dr. Phillips

Sept. 19, 2006

This week’s column is devoted to the release sent out today regarding information on the Trust to assist Fahmarr with Ray Ray as his guardian. It goes without saying we’ve all been deeply moved by the actions and love for Fahmarr by Ray Ray. The following is a full text of the release explaining how you might help.

Fahmarr McElrathbey Trust Information

CLEMSON, SC – Information concerning public contributions to the Fahmarr McElrathbey Trust Fund was released Tuesday by the Clemson Athletic Department. The fund will be established through the First Citizens Bank of Clemson, SC.

Fahmarr McElrathbey is the brother of Clemson football student-athlete Ray Ray McElrathbey, who has been granted custody of the 11-year-old. The story was originally told in an article by Charleston Post and Courier sportswriter Ray Ray McElrathbey, a red-shirt freshman on the Clemson team, was named the Person of the Week by ABC World News Tonight last Friday.

Last week, the NCAA granted Clemson a waiver, allowing the establishment of a trust to benefit Fahmarr and provide basic needs in terms of food, clothing and other areas. The waiver also allows family members of Clemson coaches and administrators to provide transportation for Fahmarr.

The details of the trust agreement have not been finalized, but a special escrow account to be administered by Chris Olson of Olson, Smith, Jordan and Cox has been established. Once the trust agreement is complete, all funds in the account will be transferred to an account administered by the First Citizens Trust Department.

All contributions are not tax deductible.

All checks should be made payable to First Citizen F/B/O Fahmarr McElrathbey and can be mailed to:

Fahmarr McElrathbey Trust C/O First Citizens and Olson, Smith, Jordan and Cox Attorneys PO Box 1627 Clemson, SC 29633

Anyone who wishes to make a contribution in person at the bank should come to First Citizens Bank at 1055 Tiger Boulevard in Clemson.