Bluffton University and Citizens National Bank Establish Baseball Team Fund

BLUFFTON, Ohio -- A fund has been established at the Citizens National Bank for the Bluffton University baseball team student-athletes who were involved in a charter bus accident early Friday morning in Atlanta, Georgia.

The bus was on its way to Florida for the team's first games of the 2007 season when it plunged off of a highway overpass.  Four student-athletes, Tyler Williams and Scott Harmon of Lima, David Betts of Bryan and Cody Holp of Arcanum were killed, as were the bus driver Jerome Niemeyer and his wife Jean.

Contributions can be made payable to Bluffton University and mailed to Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main Street, Bluffton, Ohio 45817.  Please note "Baseball Team" in the check's memo line.

Funds will be available to the baseball players involved in the accident and their families.