Oregon football coaches will donate up to $250,000 to fund scholarships
Low-income students looking to attend the University of Oregon may get a helping hand from Ducks football coaches.
The school announced Wednesday that head coach Mark Helfrich and his staff will match donations up to $250,000 if the money is donated before the spring game on May 2.
The funding is part of the PathwayOregon program, which provides graduates of Oregon high schools who meet certain income and academic requirements with full tuition.
Helfrich certainly has plenty of money to give. After leading the Ducks to the national championship game, he signed a contract extension worth a reported $3.5 million annually. His assistants aren't exactly poor, either. According to USA Today, Oregon's assistants earned a total of $3.3 million last year.
- Dan Gartland