Hoss Matthews’ son
Helping cadets has always come naturally to the Friends are Forever group. With Matthews’ initiative, they would collect funds to support the Corps of Cadets at UNG. They first decided to give leather belts to senior cadets. Then, they noticed that sabers were not provided by state funds, so they would offer cadets engraved sabers with names of members of Friends are Forever who had departed.
When Neal Matthews, Hoss Matthews’ son, started a scholarship in honor of his father, the Friends are Forever group unanimously decided to use the $4,000 that had been collected by Hoss to kick off the fundraising efforts. Two years later, the fund has raised more than $22,500 and is close to reaching its endowment goal of $25,000.
To support the Hoss Matthews Friends are Forever Memorial Scholarship Fund, visit unggive.org or contact the UNG Foundation at 706-867-2876.