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Ohio to Hold Memorial Service for Sarah Merritt

April 12, 2007

ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University has announced that it will hold a memorial service for Sarah Merritt on April 28 at 5 p.m. at Chessa Field. Merritt, a former Ohio women's soccer player, passed away on March 21.

Sarah Merritt Memorial Service Program
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The service will begin with an introduction from Ohio Head Coach Stacy Strauss and will include reflections from the Ohio soccer staff and student-athletes as well as Merritt's family. The service will also feature a presentation from Dean of Students Terry Hogan as well as the dedication of a memorial bench.

A reception will follow the service in room 240 of the Baker Center.

Ohio is also still currently collecting donations for the Sarah Merritt Ohio Soccer Memorial Fund. The fund has been established to benefit a memorial for Merritt on Chessa Field and in the women's soccer locker room.

All interested in contributing to the Sarah Merritt Ohio Soccer Memorial Fund can mail contributions to:

The Ohio University Foundation
Sarah Merritt Ohio Soccer Memorial Fund
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701

Checks should be made payable to The Ohio University Foundation and indicate in the memo section, or in an attached letter, that the gift is in memory of Sarah Merritt.

Merritt, a native of Tipp City, Ohio, was a junior on the Ohio soccer team and played in 49 career games.