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From Football Fan, to Supporter, Kolson Gift Will Benefit Generations

From Football Fan, to Supporter, Kolson Gift Will Benefit Generations

As a single father, Larry Kolson moved from southern California to Boise to work and raise his daughter, Katie. It was while attending a Boise State football game that Larry became a fan of not only the team, but of the Bronco family.

"I cannot express how much I enjoyed not only the game, but most how great the BSU fans were," Larry said. "They greeted me with so much respect. I knew then I was sold on BSU football."

Shortly after that first game, Larry became a season ticket holder and has kept those tickets and his membership to the Bronco Athletic Association ever since, developing a deep affinity for Boise State.

Larry has a passion to give back to the community he loves. After retiring from a 42-year banking career, he became interested in other ways to support Boise State. He established two scholarships as beneficiaries of his estate plans.

To honor his daughter Katie, who works as a registered behavioral technician conducting therapy with children with autism, Larry created the Kathryn Lillian Kolson Scholarship in the College of Health Sciences. The scholarship will help a student with learning challenges with the cost of their education.

And to fulfill the passion for the Broncos that has not waivered since that first game he attended, Larry created the Lawrence M. Kolson Football Scholarship in the Athletic Department. This scholarship is to honor the great memories with his family and friends while attending Boise State games.

Through his support of students and student-athletes, Larry's legacy will live on at Boise State, helping to create many more fond Bronco memories for generations to come.