A fund has been established for Elijah Moore, the 6-year-old son of slain Missouri Southern State University Assistant Football Coach Derek Moore.

Tomorrow will mark the first football game for the MSSU Lions since Moore’s death.

Following a moment of silence before the game with Lindenwood-Belleville, Missouri Southern’s spirit squad will collect donations from the crowd

“We know Derek loved the Missouri Southern Lions and the Lions loved him,” said Missouri Southern Interim President Alan Marble. “We feel this is a fitting tribute to Derek’s life and work. We encourage fans to make a contribution to the Go Lions Elijah Moore Trust Fund.”

“On the field, Derek was all about getting the job done,” said MSSU Athletics Director Jared Bruggeman.  “Now we want to get the job done for him.”

Elijah lives with his mother in the state of Iowa.

Those wanting to give directly to the Go Lions Elijah Moore Trust Fund should contact Commerce Bank at (417) 626-4000