Decatur, Miss. East Central Community College in Decatur is gearing up for a very special visitor this coming Friday.
Former NFL coach and current network analyst Tony Dungy will participate in a fundraising event this Friday. It's all part of an effort to build a new, state of the art football field and athletic facility on the campus. The facility will include a meeting room on the second floor, available to the entire community.
"So, we wanted to make this much bigger that just football," ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart says. "In reality, if that's all we were building it for. I think Coach Karcher would agree that that's a really small thing. What we want to do, as he mentioned, is bring young men and young women to our campus and make a difference in their lives."
The fundraiser will take place at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Coach Dungy is a personal friend of East Central Coach Ken Karcher. The event is sold out.