Beneficiaries & Photos Samford University Jimmy’s picture was chosen for the “Forever” portion of the “For God, For Learning, Forever” of the newly renovated Samford Athletic Hall of Fame Wall. “The Jim Griffin, Unsung Hero” Samford men’s basketball award is given out annually to a player who best exemplifies Jimmy and his love of his teammates and to his dedication to the sport of basketball. Eighty St. Bede Junior High Students have been named “Jimmy Griffin Scholars” and have been awarded a $1,000 St. Bede Tuition Scholarship each for a total of $80,000 in tuition donations. Samford Connection Former coach of Jimmy’s, Jay Welborn, each year assigns the JG locker to one of his college players who best emulates Jimmy and what Jimmy stood for. One player was so honored, he started calling himself “Jimbo”, a nickname given to Jimmy at Samford. Locker at Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi Toughness Wins One of Jimmy’s best games and one of his toughest opponents—-Steph Curry—- Samford played Davidson. (Samford lost the game by only 3 points) The Marist Jimmy Griffin Locker Room The Marist Jimmy Griffin Locker Room was only a dream of Boys’ Basketball Coach Gene Nolan until 2016 when Jimmy’s Foundation donated funds to completely renovate this locker room and provide quality lockers and folding chairs for Marist’s student athletes. Plans are to also provide technological updates to the locker room to further benefit Marist athletes and coaches. There is one locker dedicated to Jimmy Griffin, Marist’s #11, where his jersey hangs during basketball season. Meg is pictured with her two Jimmys. Annual Marist/St. Rita Crosstown Classic Honoring Jimmy Griffin And Jack Callahan For the past eight years, Marist has been competing against St. Rita basketball in the annual Callahan-Griffin Basketball Crosstown Classic. The winning team receives the Champions trophy while the MVP receives the Jimmy Griffin MVP Award. Shown above is 2015’s winner, Charles Matthews, with his Strength Coach, John Griffin, and John and Jimmy’s cousins, Owen and Emmet Filbin. The 2018 MVP Award (on left) winner was Jordan Matthews, Charles’ brother. #FANS! St. Rita Shrine Chasuble Jimmy’s Foundation donated the purple chasuble for use at the St. Rita Shrine. Marge Griffin with Father Tom McCarthy. St. Bede School Picture of the entrance toThe Jimmy Griffin Imagination Station that affords St. Bede students fun ways of using their imaginations while playing with others. #unplugged St. Bede Church — Sts. John Paul II And Teresa Of Calcutta Shrine Jimmy’s Foundation is proud to have donated over a two-year period the Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Calcutta glass mosaic and shrine to St. Bede Church. The mosaic was crafted by Mr. Joe Folise, a renowned liturgical artist. The glass mosaic pieces were obtained from Venice, Italy, and were placed individually by hand by Mr. Folise. It truly is a treasure! We hope many special intentions are answered at the Shrine. St. Bede Catholic Schools Week St. Bede Faculty choice of apparel for the CSW faculty vs. Eighth Grade girls Volleyball team was….you guessed it….Jimmy Griffin tee shirts! St. Bede graduating class of 2017 also chose a Jimmy Griffin tee shirt to remember its first grade year at St. Bede at its graduation ceremony. #honored. St. Bede School Gym St. Bede School Gym was named “The Jimmy Griffin Court” in 2011. This is where Jimmy, his sister Meg, and brother John all began their athletic journeys. In 2017, Jimmy’s #11 St. Bede basketball jersey was retired. Jimmy Griffin Legacy Foundation The Jimmy Griffin Legacy Foundation purchased equipment, a microwave, and trade books for the St. Bede Science Lab. St. Bede Gym — also known as “The Jimmy Griffin Court” Jimmy’s Foundation purchased 36 folding chairs with storage rack, the gym scoreboard, the deluxe sound system, concessions equipment, and updates to the gym Booster Room. Jimmy’s #3 Samford University Men’s Basketball Jersey retired…… Jimmy’s #3 Samford University Men’s Basketball Jersey retired…… Friend Tribute At the wedding of Andy King, Jimmy’s Samford teammate, a handmade quilt was unveiled using replicas of Andy’s and his wife’s Hillary’s Samford jerseys. Look what’s in the middle: Jimmy’s Samford #3 and a replica of his 6th Man jersey. The same groom’s cake is a replica of his Samford basketball jersey. Look above the “R”—-a JG—- #theywillneverforget St. Bede School All students, grades Preschool through 8th, along with faculty/staff pictured wearing “Jimmy Griffin Tee Shirts” at the annual Jimmy Griffin Tee Shirt Day. In 2017, Jimmy’s #11 St. Bede basketball jersey was retired. The 3 On Three For JG Basketball Tournament Players come out year after year to participate in the Jimmy Griffin Skills Clinic or the 3 on Three Basketball Tournament. The 3 On Three For JG Basketball Tournament Players come out year after year to participate in the Jimmy Griffin Skills Clinic or the 3 on Three Basketball Tournament. St. Bede Church Priest’s Presider’s Chair. Tabernacle Refurbished. Processional Cross and Candlesticks. Also: Church Bells Repaired. Two flat screen TVs and camcorder for recording liturgical events.