Sept. 4, 2003
Seattle - Husky fans who attend Saturday's season-opening football game against Indiana will notice the newest addition to Washington's growing athletic complex. The Donor Walk of Fame will be dedicated Thursday night in a special ceremony and open to the public for the first time this weekend.
The Donor Walk of Fame is located on the plaza just west of Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The Donor Walk of Fame includes over 600 bricks honoring the individuals, families and corporations that donated at least $5,000 to the current Campaign for the Student-Athlete.
"This is a way for us to say thank you to many of the significant contributors to the Campaign," says Husky athletic director Barbara Hedges. "It is a special honor to be included in the Donor Walk of Fame. Without the generous efforts of these individuals and corporations, all of the recent improvements in our facilities would not be possible. And, we are not done, so there is certainly room to add more names to the plaza."
To date, the Campaign for the Student-Athlete has raised more than $55 million in private support. The first phase of the campaign included: Renovation of the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion Construction of the Dempsey Indoor Practice Facility Husky Fever Hall of Fame Husky Team Shop East Practice Facility (Husky Stadium)
The second phase of the Campaign includes the renovation of the Student-Athlete Life Center/Conibear Shellhouse and the construction of a combined baseball/soccer stadium. At this time $14 million of the $18 million needed for renovation of the shellhouse has been raised. Construction is planned to begin in January. The baseball/soccer stadium is currently in the design phase.
The Donor Walk of Fame made possible by Jim Andregg and the Houlahan Family of Mutual Materials who donated labor and materials. Contributions by individuals recognized on the Donor Walk of Fame ranged from $5000 to $5 million.
Supporters who would like to contribute to the Campaign for the Student-Athlete and have a brick added to the Donor Walk of Fame can call 206-616-9280.