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
his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr. The story was originally told in
an article by Charleston Post Courier sportswriter Larry Williams in
August, and has featured in various national media outlets in the
last few weeks. 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 in terms of providing
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 contribution 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 defensive back to be Person of the Week on ABC World News Tonight…