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Department of Communications/
News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

John Bennett Memorial Service at URI

KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 10, 1999 -- The University of Rhode Island Athletics Department and the University community will hold a memorial service on campus for John Bennett on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The service will be conducted by University chaplains.

Bennett played on the men,s basketball team from 1994 through 1998. He was a member of the team that advanced to the 1998 NCAA Elite Eight Championship game. He graduated from URI last spring with a degree in communications.

Bennett died Monday, Feb. 8 due to complications from injuries suffered in a car accident in which he was involved 12 days earlier. He was driving a car on Route 95 just north of Route 4 when his car hit a patch of ice and collided with a van.

The public is invited to the memorial service as the University remembers John Bennett and his days at URI.

A John Bennett Memorial Fund has been established to help defray the family,s expenses. Donations should be mailed to:

    John Bennett Memorial Fund


    c/o Kathy Goulding or Bill Greene

    One BankBoston Plaza

    Providence, R.I. 02903

For additional information on the memorial fund please call the Rhode Island Athletics Department at (401)874-5245.

Funeral services will be held in Houston, Texas, with details to come at a later date.

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