Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio recruited Arthur Ray out of Chicago to be a lineman for the Spartans program, but shortly after his arrival, a cancerous growth was removed from Ray's leg and he has not been able to get on the football field.
Rather than say so long to a player who wasn't immediately able to get onto the playing field, MSU set up a scholarship fund for Ray that has raised over $35,000 to date and is in good position to wipe out his medical bills for the remainder of his treatment.
Dantonio along with his wife Becky talked about Ray and his situation and how he is and always will be part of the Spartan family.
Becky Dantonio talked about the first annual Women's Clinic and Silent Auction benefitting the Arthur Ray cancer fun which raised a total of $16,865 ($8,000 from clinic registration, $8,350 from today's silent auction and $515 in additional cash contributions).
Watch Video of Becky Dantonio speaking about the success of the Women's Clinic and what Arthur Ray means to the Spartan family.
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Video by Sean Scherer