Walt Williams offers $125,000 endowment to UM

March 30, 1993|By Don Markus

Walt Williams often has demonstrated his loyalty to the University of Maryland. When the NCAA placed the Terrapins on probation after his sophomore year, Williams chose to finish his career in College Park even though it meant not playing in a postseason tournament.

Williams, who became an All-American as a senior and was the No. 1 draft pick of the Sacramento Kings, has extended that loyalty with plans for a $125,000 endowment to the university.

According to Len Elmore, Williams' attorney, the endowment will be placed in the school's general fund and directed for minority students. "He realizes the importance of being community responsible," Elmore said of Williams. "It's his way of paying something back."

Details of the endowment will be announced at a news conference Thursday in Greenbelt. Later that day, Williams will make his first local appearance as a pro when the Kings meet the Bullets at the Capital Centre.

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