$2,500 gift from Read family, $2,500 matched by Jeff Hagood;
Commitment of $5,000 per year totaling $50,000 over 10 years
South Knoxville, Tenn. – Last week, Debby and Randy Read presented a check to the Vestal Boys & Girls Club in South Knoxville for $2,500 in memory of their late son through the Lucas Tate Read Fund. Lucas Read, who was 21 years old and a former South Doyle High School graduate, was killed in a motorcycle accident last December. The family’s attorney and Boys & Girls Club Corporate Board Member Jeff Hagood matched the gift. Both parties committed to give the same donation each year to the Vestal Club for 10 years totaling $50,000.
“The Read’s wanted to make a gift to support young people in South Knoxville,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley President and CEO Bart McFadden. “We are so honored that they chose Boys & Girls Clubs as a way to honor their son.”