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NEO High School Basketball Tournament honors longtime supporter

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 22, 2014 BY NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M COLLEGE

NEO High School Basketball Tournament honors longtime supporter

Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 – Longtime supporter Gerald Graham has faithfully followed the Wyandotte basketball team at the annual High School Basketball Tournament at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) since he played in the tournament himself in 1947. At that time, Graham’s coach was C.R. Howerton, Graham said he remembers they played Fairland that year. Graham played all sports while in high school.

At age 85, Graham has not missed a tournament since 1947 that he can recall, and he has tried to attend a game at every session if possible. Even in 2011 after being struck by a car in December, he was sure to attend the tournament in January.

All three of his daughters graduated from NEO A&M, one of whom works at NEO, Mrs. Sharon Grigsby.

Grigsby said, “We try not to plan any family events in late January because Dad will be at the tournament.”

NEO will honor Graham tomorrow evening, at Wyandotte’s first game. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on NEO’s campus.

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