Columbus woman gives gift to Auburn

The Auburn Football Lettermen Club Scholarship Endowment for scholarships now stands at $980,000 after a recent gift of $263,000 by the estate of Columbus woman Florence Hawkins Brooks.

The club sponsored 29 scholarships to Auburn in 2007. Scholarships are for the children of club members.

Brooks and her husband Leo used to own the Black Angus restaurant and became acquainted with Auburn football coaches who stopped there to eat while recruiting in the area.