May 21, 2007
In an effort to recognize late Auburn swimming assistant coach Ralph Crocker's many contributions to the Auburn University Swimming Program as a swimmer, alumnus and coach, the Ralph Crocker Fund for Excellence has been established. This scholarship will be designated as an endowed scholarship that can only be used by the Auburn swimming and diving program.
Crocker, who was Auburn's Associate Director of Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving, died on January 14 after a lengthy illness at the age of 52. A former Auburn swimmer and 1977 Auburn graduate, Crocker had been with the Auburn swimming and diving program since June, 1999.
This scholarship can only take effect if the $25,000+ is raised within five years and/or at least $5,000 each year. The Auburn Aquatic Swim Team committed a portion of the profit from the Ralph Crocker Swim Meet Invitational held in February.
Individuals or groups interested in making a contribution to the Ralph Crocker Fund for Excellence can mail checks to the Tigers Unlimited Foundation, Attn. Helen Yates, P.O. Box 351, Auburn, AL 36831 (please note the Crocker Endowment designation on check). All donations are tax deductible.
For further information about the Ralph Crocker Fund for Excellence or Tigers Unlimited, visit www.tigersunlimited.com.