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Dakota Meyer Gift September 2011
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Athletic Department Donates $1,120 to Dakota Meyer ‘Challenge to America’

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 [11:32 PM]

LWC Dakota Meyer Gift 

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College Athletic Director Willis Pooler, left, presents a facsimile check Thursday morning to Sgt. Dakota Meyer for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. LWC raised $1,120 at Saturday night's LWC-Campbellsville (Ky.) University football game, played at Blue Raider Stadium.

Meyer has partnered with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to raise $1 million by the Foundation's 50th anniversary on May 28, 2012. Meyer has also issued a "Challenge to America" to match his efforts and raise an additional $1 million to honor Marines by educating their children.

The challenge allows Americans to help wounded Marines from all conflicts -- especially the past 10 years -- and forever change their lives by investing in a Marine student's future.

A native of Southcentral Kentucky, Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this month by President Obama.

A Columbia-Adair County community celebration to honor Meyer is planned for 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 2. For more information, go to

For more information about the Sgt. Dakota Meyer "Challenge to America" Scholarship Fund, go to


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