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In the wake of Credit Card's death, Arkansas State University says generous donations rolled in, with benefactors offering to purchase a horse for Smith.

Grateful for the offers and the positive outpouring, he declined the offers, but recognized an opportunity to turn his loss into a positive.

"Cowboys don't take handouts, but so many hearts were strong about donating. A scholarship fund was set up in Credit Card's honor," he said. "It not only creates an opportunity to change someone's life, it makes him immortal. His name carries on in a positive way."

To make donations to the "Credit Card" scholarship fund, visit www.saufoundation.org and click the "Make a Gift" button or call toll free at (877) 235-7409.

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