The response to the video from the Maize and Blue faithful was very gratifying. It's amazing what kind of impact "old man Ufer" still has on Michigan fans some 30 years after his passing.
Then I got the email below via the MZone YouTube account last week. I think it's the best email ever received here at the MZone:
Tom Ufer (son) and I are here tonight watching the YouTube video you uploaded of the greatest voice of MEEEECHIGAN football along with his sidekick, the "Bo 'George Patton'!!
We are in tears! GREAT edit!
As you may or may not know, Tom and his family run The Bob Ufer Foundation (www.ufer.org) and annually give scholarships to Ann Arbor area high school seniors for college tuition.
Tom would like to learn if you are interested in linking the clip and your site/blog to the foundation site and/or any other way to promote and support the cause honoring his dads legacy.
Folks, that email made my day. I was truly touched and thrilled that the late and great Robert Frost Ufer's son had seen the video and liked it. And we here at the MZone would like to help promote and support the cause honoring Bob Ufer's legacy.
The Bob Ufer Foundation was established by the Ufer family in 1997 with a mission to raise funds to support youth activities and scholarships in the Ann Arbor community. As a major sponsor of the annual Superball 3 on 3 basketball tournament, our Foundation has helped raise money to fund teacher grants in grades K-12 in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Other programs supported include the Ann Arbor YMCA building fund, C.O.P.E. Center for Occupational and Personalized Education, Common Bond, and student independent projects at the local high schools. Purchase of the Ufer CDs as well as tax deductible contributions to the Foundation, will perpetuate this commitment to the community. "
That's in addition to The Bob Ufer Memorial Scholarship Fund, which originated in 1983 and "is to be utilized to provide four scholarships to students in Ann Arbor who exemplify the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence, as well as the enthusiasm and love of life, which characterized Bob Ufer’s life.
|Pam Ufer Wood and Tom Ufer present Lloyd Carr with a |
$250,000 endowment check for athletic scholarshops
to the University of Michigan