Fans use money from ticket to make a difference - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Paranjape

Fans use money from ticket to make a difference

Memphis attorney Richard Glassman needed an extra ticket to Saturday's Vols/Tigers game for his son-in-law.
"Mike said I've got a ticket right at half-court," Glassman said.

Glassman is referring to his good friend, Mike Terry who wanted to sell his ticket.

Terry told him he didn't want to pocket the money,  but wanted to do something good with the money.

So, the two came up with a plan. Glassman decided to buy the ticket for $5,000.

The two donated the $5,000 to the Anna Menkel Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis.

It's been three years since Kathy and Dale Menkel lost their daughter, Anna in a car accident.

She was a junior at St.Agnes and had been a long-time fan of Memphis Tigers basketball.

She planned on going to school at the U of M, but never made it.

The Menkels set up a scholarship fund in her name.

"Our daughter didn't make it to college and we felt like somebody needed to get there in her place," Menkel said.

The couple is more than grateful for the $5,000 donation.

"It touched us so much we had some tears and we couldn't believe someone could be that generous," Menkel said.
Glassman said it is a win/win situation for everyone.

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