I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the University of Richmond students, faculty, staff and alumni for the generosity you showed my 3-year-old son, Cole Hafer, who is facing a life-saving liver transplant. Last year's Trick-or-Treat Street donated $10,000 to a fund that has been established through the Children's Organ Transplant Association. However, the kindness, dedication and hard work of those involved with the event was worth more than any amount of money. We are truly touched by the love and concern showed by so many people. Cole sleeps with the autographed balls he was given by the football team and basketball team and often says, "I want to go to the Spider school when I get big!"
In closing, I want to extend a very special thanks to the chairs of the event, Jordan Bookman and Chris Lucas. Their professionalism and dedication was stunning. And they will be remembered by Cole and I forever! We wish them all the best in their endeavors beyond UR.