September 20, 2004

Chet - New Boat Named for Ray

I have just received a message from the Tulane Rowing coach that we have been successful at raising enough money to have a new boat dedicated in Ray's name. This is certainly a befitting honor that I know would make Ray proud.

It will be great to know that other students well into the future will be touched by his life and remember Ray.

Wish you could be here to see it buddy.


Excerpt from the coach's e-mail:

The new coxed four, the "Ray O'Neal" is here-- we picked it up last week just before the hurricane. It's a beauty. We are inviting all our alumni and friends of the program to attend its christening the day of the State Championship races, November 6. More information will be out shortly. We decided not to try to do it during homecoming/parents' weekend because there is so little free time then and everyone is always rushing somewhere else.