That's great news about the NCAA's approval for the University to cover the
funeral. I can't imagine the trauma of losing someone so close and then going
through the stress of financing such a costly and important service. A lot of
class shown by the University and for once the NCAA appears to have at least one
decent person working for them.
When Coach Rose found out about his cancer a group of Ute fans gathered a couple
of thousand dollars to donate to Huntsman Cancer hosp. Maybe byu fans ought to
step up and donate to this young man.
Ernest T. Bass | 8:06 a.m. Sept. 6, 2011 Bountiful, UT When Coach
Rose found out about his cancer a group of Ute fans gathered a couple of
thousand dollars to donate to Huntsman Cancer hosp. Maybe byu fans ought to step
up and donate to this young man. ===Is there a fund set up
anywhere tot help defray incidental costs not covered by the University (lodging
and transportation for relatives, a scholarship on behalf of the young lady,
Condolences to this young man and his loss. Class act by the U of U. This is a
moment where fans from all sides, BYU, UTAH and UTAH STATE can set aside their
differences and morn in the loss of a Ute family member. I agree with Veritas,
if DESNEWS knows of a fund, could they please make an addition to this article
with that information where Cougar, Ute and Aggiie fans alike could contribute.
I'm just amazed that there's someone in the NCAA compliance office who actually
has a soul...
Good to see people realizing that football is just a game and relationships are
what this life is really all about. I'm sure with Coach Wittingham's leadership
the team will rally around this young man and help him through this tragedy.
Ernest t, you are a Byu fan on most articles. Please tell me where you donated
then. I would love to follow your classy example.
Memo to Bronco, Doman, and all the coaches and players on the Cougar squad:
Please get together and set up a fund where the whole team and it's fans can
contribute to assist the Utes in their effort to help the affected young man and
his family. I'm anxious to contribute. And may this adversity propelled the
Utes to play their hearts out against the Trojans this weekend to honor the
memory of their comrade's tragic loss. Go Utes! Go Cougs! May you both shine
A fund has been set up at any Zions bank in Ron Tongaonevai's name. Being very
close to this young man I know he is devasted and any help would be greatly
appreciated.This has been very tragic and it nice to see everyone come together
in support of this young man no matter who you support on Saturdays.
Is John the brother of Matt? They both went to Cottonwood and same last