Auction To Benefit OSU Soccer Player Stephen Hensor A Success
April 4, 2002
CORVALLIS, Ore. - -
The recent Oregon State University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) auction held Tuesday evening to benefit men's soccer player Stephen Hensor, who has been diagnosed with liver cancer, raised over $3,546 dollars to support Stephen and his family.
Hensor, a sophomore from Liverpool, England, was diagnosed with liver cancer late last year after returning home to his family three games into the 2001 season. The money raised will help support Stephen and his parents, Susan and Phillip, who have stopped working in order to be with their son.
'It was exciting to see so many athletes and OSU students in support of a fallen friend,' OSU head coach Dana Taylor said of the evening. 'It's wonderful to see these athletes support Stephen even though he's no longer here at the school.'
During the evening, student athletes were auctioned off for dates, with the top bid raising $400.
The evening also helped raise 411 pounds of food for the Linn-Benton Food Share. People who brought a can of food received a raffle ticket for various prizes that were given away throughout the auction.
Several student-athletes were involved in organizing the auction, including women's soccer player Courtney Carter, women's golfers Ashlei Pendleton and Stacie Ferguson, men's golfers Sean and Todd Deacon, baseball player Will Hudson, and Michelle Estell from the women's basketball team.
'We had great involvement from all the members of SAAC,' said Carter, who also serves as the SAAC Community Service Chair. 'It was very encouraging to see so many people support this effort.'
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Hensor family may do so by making a check payable to the 'Hensor Family', and sending it to:
103 Gill Coliseum
Corvallis, OR 97331.