Gate 2 named in honor of Frist family
Nov. 1, 2011
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"My grandfather was a great supporter of Vanderbilt athletics right up until he died," Billy said. "Going to games with him is a great memory of growing up."
A plaque is planned at street level in honor of Thomas Sr., who graduated from Vanderbilt's School of Medicine in 1933 and passed away in 1998 at the age of 87.
After living away from Nashville for years, Billy and Jennifer moved back in 2001 and have been regulars at Commodore events. The couple recently completed a pledge that was initiated after the Commodores' 2008 victory in the Music City Bowl.
"Football expenses are tremendous," Frist noted. "In the SEC it's an especially costly endeavor. But it's a process that keeps moving forward, and it's important that we keep up to stay competitive."
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