ROME, GEORGIA USA, July 15, 2013 — On July 14, 2013, the co-trustees of the Friends of Mike Patterson Trust met to discuss the Trust’s fundraising efforts. It was the unanimous determination of the co-trustees that the Friends of Mike Patterson Trust should bring its fundraising efforts to an end.
After Mike’s accident on June 8, 2013, the public rallied to aid Mike in his time of need. After Mike’s passing on June 28, 2013, the public continued to give donations to the Trust for the purpose of paying Mike’s funeral expenses and helping Mike’s heirs.
With Mike’s passing, the primary goal of the co-trustees became helping Mike’s son, Cole. It is the unanimous opinion of the co-trustees that the Trust has secured the assets necessary to make a significant positive impact on Cole’s journey to adulthood.
Each day, the co-trustees are reminded that there are an endless number of great causes seeking donations from benevolent givers, and there is a very limited supply of givers. We understand that we must strive to be good stewards of the goodwill of our community.
We are extremely appreciative for the outpouring of support from the public. Thank you for your support of Mike and his son. We will forever be grateful for the donations that you made to help ensure financial security for Mike, and in the aftermath of Mike’s death, Cole.