2014-15 Baseball Campaign
To provide excellent facilities for the "team to beat” in Division III college baseball, George Fox has launched an $800,000 fundraising campaign. We are proud of our strong baseball tradition, which includes a 2004 national championship, and are making this investment to ensure the program will continue to excel in the future.
The campaign is compressed to provide quick improvements. In Phase I, $250,000 will be raised to make it possible to move the backstop and enlarge the dugouts.
Phase II work includes installment of an artificial infield to allow for more Bruin home games. The goal is to complete this task by August of 2015.
Please consider making a contribution today! Naming opportunities are available.
March 2015 Update
As of early March, $350,000 has been raised against the $800,000 overall campaign goal. Within that total, the $250,000 Phase I goal has been met and new dugouts and bullpen areas are being constructed, along with a new backstop and bleacher seating area. One-hundred thousand of the $550,000 Phase II goal has also been committed, and a new artificial turf infield will be installed this summer, pending completed fundraising.
As part of the campaign, new baseball lockers have been built in the Bruin team room and are being “sold” to help support the drive – 50 lockers at $2,000 each. Purchased lockers will have individualized donor plaques/nameplates affixed to honor former or current Bruin players and/or family members.
The Phase II goal needs to be completed by June 2015 in order to have the field project completed for the 2016 baseball season. Contact Dave Adrian (503-554-2113) or Robby Larson (503-554-2130) in the Office of Advancement about supporting the campaign. Or, contact one of the Baseball Campaign Committee members:
- Chris Mason, co-chair and former baseball parent
- Andy Rapacz, co-chair and current baseball parent
- Eric Bell, 2001-2003 Bruin baseball player and 2003 Northwest Conference “Player of the Year”
- Marty Hunter, Bruin baseball coach
- Kevin Kopple, Bruin assistant baseball coach/recruiting coordinator
- Craig Taylor, university athletic director
Please contact Jan Lefebvre for details at 503-554-2115.