A successful adoption

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 02:07 PM.

Wright figured he came up with sufficient items to pack two “major” boxes and monetary contributions – for example, the Port St. Joe NROTC program donated its half of a recent 50/50 drawing at a football game, more than $200 – will go a long way to defraying shipping costs.

Whatever is left over after shipping will be used to purchase iTune cards for Thompson and Watford.

Troy University has long been known for its assistance to members of the military seeking to pursue their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

The school offers a wide array of online courses and has a number of satellite sites such as the one in Panama City.

“I wanted this let them know we are thinking about them,” Wright said of the “Adopt an Alumni” campaign. “Seeing how it turned out I would like to make this an ongoing project, do this several times a year, provide for more soldiers.

“If we could make this our thing, maybe send to 10 soldiers next time, that would be really great. The response to this has just been amazing.” 

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