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 BankBoston 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.