A memorial service for Harold McLinton, the former Redskin linebacker who died Friday, will be held Monday morning aat 11 a.m. at the Colesville Baptist Church in Silver Spring. The church is located at 13100 Andrews Drive, at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue.
Mr. McLinton's body then will be flown to Atlanta on Tuesday. He will be buried in that city on Wednesday following a memorial service at Union Baptist Church, 291 Hightower St. in that city.
The Redskins said yesterday that a moment of silence for Mr. McLinton will be held prior to today's game against Minnesota. The club is dedicating the game to his memory, a team spokesman said.
George Allen, who coached Mr. McLinton here, told The Washington Post he was starting a scholarship fund for Mr. McLinton's two children. Allen said he was in the process of working out further details.
The club also is discussing the establishment of a memorial fund in Mr. McLinton's name.Previously, players and staff had contributed more than $7,000 to the family to help defray bills and living expenses.Team management had pledged to give an additional $5,000.
A team spokesman said numerous checks from around the country had been sent to Redskin Park in Mr. McLinton's name prior to his death. The spokesman said a final total had not been made "but there is a considerable amount of money there."
Coach Jack Pardee rearranged the players' meeting schedule Monday so they could aattend the memorial service. Instead of gathering at noon, they will meet at Redskin Park at 2 p.m.