Published : Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 12:50 PM
Keith Jackson, the voice of college football, is being memorialized by the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation. The organization is gathering funds for a statue in his honor through an online fundraiser and is hoping to raise about $400,000 for the monument.
“Keith epitomized big moments in sports, that turned out to be iconic memories for generations of people,” Dedan Brozino, the foundation’s executive director, told the LA Times. “We owe a lot of our history to his mind and his voice. We hope this statue will provide a gift for future generations to experience and learn from his broadcast legacy and that of the venue.”
Jackson, who died on January 12 at 89, lent his commentary to some great moments in sports including the Olympics, the first season of Monday Night Football, the Wide World of Sports, and of course, college football.
The campaign started today and is scheduled to end on February 1, 2019.
To donate, visit www.KeithJacksonStatue.com. Gifts of $100 or more will be listed on the plaque at the statue. Rewards are given based on the level of donation.