JOPLIN --- It's part of the Elijah Moore fund, which was established this week. The MSSU Spirit Squad passed around buckets during the game to collect money for Coach Moore's son, Elijah. The funds will help send Elijah to college, which is something friends say Moore would have wanted for his son.
"Elijah is an innocent victim of what happened, and we loved his dad, and we love Elijah. So we need to make sure that we would do what Derek would want to have happen and that's to take care of Elijah's future," says Dr. Alan Marble, MSSU Interim President.
Anyone who wants to give to the fund can contact Commerce Bank at 417-626-4000.