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Garden honors player's memory

As a permanent reminder and a tribute, the Marcus Manny memorial garden will be dedicated at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 25, prior to the Friends University football game. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be in the Campus Recreation Center gym.

Manny, 23, was a Tabor College senior and football player when he was killed in an automobile accident Feb. 22, 2009, near Tonkawa, Okla.

Roland and Patricia Miranda are his parents.

The memorial garden, located on the west side of the Campus Recreation Center, leads to the football stadium. It is a path regularly taken by Tabor athletes, staff, supporters, and students.

“Marcus was a likable student who had a wide range of friendships on campus,” Tabor President Jules Glanzer said. “His fun-loving and inspirational personality impacted so many of our students.”

During his college football career, Manny played in 27 games for the Bluejays, made 62-of-82 extra-point attempts, and 16-of-34 field goal atemps with a career-long field goal of 41 yards. He earned Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors in the 2009 season.

The garden includes benches, trees, and some of his favorite scriptures incorporated into the landscape, which was provided by his grandmother, Verda Grantham, of Dallas.

Last modified Sept. 1, 2010