Ole Miss Assistant Athletic Director Derek Horne Named A Board Member For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Oct. 4, 2002

OXFORD, Miss. - University of Mississippi alum and current Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Affairs, Derek Horne, has been named one of four new board members for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South, Inc. Horne became involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation through fellow board member Dixie Smith during the 1998-1999 Men's basketball season.

"It is an honor to serve as a volunteer for Make-A-Wish. I have been involved with various non-profit organizations since 1988 and have served as a chairperson for a number of fund-raising activities and golf tournaments. Through involvement with these organizations, I feel the best quality a person should possess is the ability to serve others. When you serve others, you also receive a reward," said Horne.

Horne is also an active member of Champs Life Skills, which is an NCAA sponsored program that stands for Challenging Athletes for Personal Success. It focuses on the total development of a student-athlete through five commitments-Academic, Personal, Career, Athletic and Community Service.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich their lives through hope, strength, and joy. The Mid-South chapter is located in Memphis, TN and serves northern MS, western TN, and the state of Arkansas. For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.midsouthwish.org or call 1-800-264-9474.

 

 

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