Feb. 25, 2014
This week's Big Green Donor(s) of the Week are Stan and Carrie Eldridge.
There is a good chance that you will recognize the couple's photo, since the two never miss a Marshall athletics event or booster club meeting.
The Chesapeake, Ohio, couple believes that the athletic programs make a positive impact on the Tri-State community, and have thoroughly enjoyed being around the student-athletes that have come through Marshall University through the years.
For the last 25 years, Stan has served as the vice president of SECO Inc., a metal panel contracting firm, as well as working as a manufactures representative for Siemens.
Carrie, who obtained her undergraduate (education) and graduate (science) degrees from Marshall, went on to teach at the university as well.
Stan and Carrie have a daughter, Alicia, and a son, Mike, as well as four grandchildren. They fondly recall that one their most memorable moment as a family came when Stan and Carrie took their two children on the long drive to Pocatello, Idaho, to see the Herd play for its first NCAA Division I-AA football championship.
Although the team lost a heartbreaker to Northeast Louisiana 43-42, as we all know, the game was the start of something very special.
Favorite Marshall athlete:
Stan's - Larry Coyer (football)
Carrie's - Bob Redd (basketball)
Favorite Marshall athletics moment:
Willy Merrick's kick to win the 1992 I-AA national championship ... that kick changed everything.
Why do you give to the Big Green?
We give to the Big Green because "money" talks more than just having a loud mouth. We have always supported Marshall and its teams and student-athletes -- win, lose or draw -- by attending the games and making contributions to improve the programs.