Carry for Garry
Garry White was a key member of the 1976 Tiger state championship football team and the 1977 state track champions.
He is a 1977 RHS graduate and has been diagnosed with colon and liver cancer.
“Our family doesn’t know how to begin to thank everyone who came out on Saturday,” Angela White, a sister, said. “It was a wonderful outpouring of support.”
That support included about a dozen former teammates and coaches from the 1976-77 school year, including head football coach Fred Johnson, who drove in from Burnet with wife Martha.
A special attendee was 1968 RHS graduate Vernon Guest, who came from Gonzales to see White.
“When I was a little boy I used to go to the track and watch Vernon run,” White said. “I wanted to run like him.”
Guest was inducted into the RHS Sports Hall of Honor last year. “That story really touched me,” Guest said. “I wanted to be here to support Garry.”
A fund to support White has been established at Rockdale Federal Credit Union.
To make donations go by the credit union or call 446-2883.
The all-day event lasted from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.