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Living Legend's Legacy and Gift of Life Commemorated with Memorial Luncheon

TAMPA, Fla. – (May 20, 2015) –Coach Bill Minahan was a living legend who began his football career at the University of Tampa and went on to become one of Tampa’s most memorable high school football coaches, with a twenty-eight-year career at Jesuit High School leading the Tigers to championship titles as head football coach. Coach Minahan was the recipient of a lifesaving kidney transplant that lasted him 26 years, until his passing in 2014..  This miracle influenced his life and the lives of many in the Tampa Bay Area during Bill’s lifetime and that legacy continues on today.    The “Wild Bill” Memorial Luncheon is an open house style event to commemorate the life of Coach “Wild Bill” Minahan and his years of service promoting the DONATE LIFE message as a kidney transplant recipient and his contributions to the Tampa Bay community.

LifeLink Legacy Fund® will host this seventh annual “Wild Bill” Memorial Luncheon on Friday, May 22, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Columbia Restaurant in historic Ybor City.

Fabulous raffle prizes and great food from The Columbia Restaurant are the highlights of this free event, and guests are invited to make a financial donation in support of transplant patients with little or no insurance coverage.  Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are essential, and a number of members of Tampa’s business community, previously students who played football for Coach Minahan, in addition to his family and friends, are expected to attend. If you would like to attend please RSVP by calling 813-253-2640 ext 4541.

LifeLink Legacy Fund is a 501(c)3 established in 1990 to support LifeLink Foundation’s efforts in organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Over the last twenty-five years, the Legacy Fund has emerged into a boundless support system for pre- and post- transplant patients in need of financial assistance. The Legacy Fund also provides funding for critical research and programs to improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation. To date, the Legacy Fund has been privileged to contribute over $1.4 million to hundreds of individuals in Florida and Georgia.

Contact:   Betsy Edwards, Sr. Public Affairs Coordinator

LifeLink Foundation: 813-253-2640 or 1-800-262-5775