To provide excellent facilities for the "team to beat” in Division III college baseball, George Fox is in the midst of a $900,000 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.
In Phase I, generous supporters committed $250,000 to install a new net backstop with additional space behind home plate, new larger dugouts, new expanded bullpens, and new storage facilities. Most importantly, Phase I established the field’s final footprint, essential for the next phase.
Phase II, totaling $650,000, includes installation of an artificial turf infield (through the outfield apron), artificial turf bullpens, new grandstands, and a new press box. The new turf infield will mitigate the weather challenges of practicing and playing in the Pacific Northwest.
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. To date, nearly 35 lockers have been purchased.
Please consider making a contribution today! Naming opportunities are available.
August 2016 Update
As of August 8, the AstroTurf infield installation is in progress. Despite the start of construction, however, fundraising for the project continues in earnest. To date, more than $470,000 has been secured toward Phase II, with $80,000 remaining for the artificial turf infield and $100,000 for the new grandstands and press box. Given the importance of this project to our community and the generous gifts received to date, university leadership made the decision to move forward in faith that the remaining funds necessary will be received in the coming months.
Since launching the campaign in 2014, more than 130 individuals, families, and businesses have supported the campaign. See the list.
- Chris Mason, Co-Chair and former Bruin Baseball parent (Carl '13)
- Andy Rapacz, Co-Chair and former Bruin Baseball parent (Josh '13, Zach '15)
- Eric Bell '03, Bruin Baseball alumnus and 2003 Northwest Conference “Player of the Year”
- Marty Hunter, Head Coach
- Kevin Kopple '06, Bruin Baseball alumnus and Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
- Craig Taylor '74, Athletic Director