STILLWATER, Okla. - On the ninth anniversary of the plane crash that killed 10 members of its men's basketball travel party on Jan. 27, 2001, Oklahoma State will honor the crash victims with several observances around campus Wednesday.
Kendall Durfey, Bjorn Fahlstrom, Nate Fleming, Will Hancock, Daniel Lawson, Brian Luinstra, Denver Mills, Pat Noyes, Bill Teegins and Jared Weiberg were the 10 members of the travel party who died in a plane crash while returning from a game at Colorado.
On Wednesday at 10 a.m., Dr. David Bosserman, OSU's Vice President for Administration and Finance, along with his executive assistant, Nancy Horner, and OSU Physical Plant Director Rick Krysiak, will visit the crash site in Colorado. Their annual trek and ceremony will also include several members of the Colorado emergency response teams from 2001.
Later that day, at 6:37 p.m., the OSU Library Carillon will toll 10 times in honor of each of those that have been lost.
OSU will also observe a moment of silence in memory of those lost prior to Wednesday's men's basketball game against Texas A&M, which tips off at 6:30 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena. At halftime of the game, organizers of the annual "Remember The 10 Run" will donate race proceeds to OSU Counseling Services.
The Memorial Lobby of Gallagher-Iba Arena will continue to maintain special hours throughout January. The lobby is annually decorated by families, friends, OSU alumni and current student-athletes as a way to honor those lost in the plane crash. On Wednesday, it will open at 8 a.m. and remain open through the end of the men's basketball game. However, seating for the game will not be available until 5:30 p.m., the customary one-hour-before-the-game practice.
The 2010 "Remember The 10 Run" is scheduled for April 17 in Stillwater.