By The Aggie Coaching Staff
There is a quote by Mario Puzo:
“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.”
That loyalty is never more tested than in times of adversity. The true family stands with each other during moments of difficulty. And while we certainly pray that our family members are void of pain we know that suffering will come — and we know we will be there to lend a hand when it does — that is what defines family.
This week, one of our very own, Tori Scott Raven (’15) has lost her mother. Her mother was the kind in which coaches dream of — always supporting our staff in our basketball decisions and being in the forefront when it came to Tori’s academics. She stressed constantly that nothing was more important to Tori’s tenure as an Aggie than a quality education and a degree. And with her mom’s motivational force, she achieved both.
The amazing story behind Tori and her mother is that their journey has never been easy. The New Orleans family was decimated by Hurricane Katrina and was displaced often. Still, with her mother’s support Tori is an Aggie graduate, married and mother of young baby boy.
As often happens, the children become the caretakers of parents and Tori is now faced with the dilemma of financing her mother’s funeral. It’s a daunting task as you can imagine and must be done while grieving.
Through the efforts of our athletic department and compliance office, we have been able to create a method in which we can assist Tori — The Aggie Way.
There are two ways to help:
- Mail a check with a note that funds are to assist Tori Scott to the:
12th Man Foundation,
P.O. Box 2800
College Station, TX 77841-2800
- Or you can make a credit card payment by calling the 12th Man Foundation at 979-846-8892 and explain that you want to make a contribution to Tori Scott’s mother’s expenses.
We have an Aggie in need — please consider making a donation regardless of size. After all, it’s The Aggie Way!