Bulldog Athletics sets the bar high with $20M goal

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Current and former student-athletes, alumni, parents, and friends came together on October 26 for a special celebration of Bulldog Athletics’ past and future, showcasing the lasting power of the Bulldog athletic experience through testimonials and reflections and announcing an ambitious $20 million fundraising goal.

The event, held in Orton Center, honored the 24th class of the Bulldog Bench Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame: student-athlete-turned-head-coach Jim Ducey ’78 (tennis and basketball), tennis All-American Brian Murphy ’04, men’s soccer standout Andy Oshay ’03, and softball star Allyson Leslie Ponsford ’07.

Also featured was a vision for the future through a Campaign for Bulldog Athletics, part of the Forever Yours campaign, which will elevate the University’s aging facilities to benefit U of R’s talented student-athletes and dedicated coaches for years to come. Plans include creating a new home for Bulldog Athletics on Brockton Avenue, building a new tennis complex, and revitalizing Currier Gymnasium.

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