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Foundation created in memory of late UMD football player

Posted: 6:34 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 04:52:28-04

A foundation has been created in memory of the University of Maryland football player who died after being hospitalized in May.

Nineteen-year-old Jordan McNair collapsed while participating in a team workout on May 29, weeks later he died. His death was due to a heat stroke. 

The Jordan McNair Foundation was established in June by McNair’s parents. The goal is to see the number of heat-related illnesses occurring in student-athletes reduced. 

The foundation has established programs that will help prevent, support, mobilize resources, and provide scholarship funding.