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Public phase of Campaign for Memorial Field annnounced

by on November 07, 2019 10:41 AM

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Area School District Education Foundation launched the public phase of its Campaign for Memorial Field on Oct. 26 at the tailgate event prior to the Beaver Stadium Classic.

The goal for the Campaign for Memorial Field is set at $1.5 million, with $700,000 in commitments already secured.

An anonymous donors has committed $200,000 for the naming rights to the home team locker room.

Other naming opportunities are still available. Giving is open to individuals, families, alumni, graduation classes, businesses and other organizations in the community.

Most gifts to the campaign are payable over five years and will help implement the renovations plans approved by the school board.

The Education Foundation is also offering naming opportunities on lockers in the home team locker room. The Legacy Locker Program allows donors at the $1,000 level to add their name, graduation and sport(s) to a plaque on an individual locker.

Pledges to the Legacy Locker Program are payable over two years.

Renovations at historic Memorial Field are designed to improve the overall experience for athletes, coaches and fans.

More locker room and training facilities will provide athletes and coaches with a safer practice and playing environment, and a more optimal teaching and coaching atmosphere.

Fans will see tremendous benefits in improvements to concessions, seating, bathrooms and overall crowd management.

Historically, Memorial Field has served not just as an athletic complex, but as a community gathering place where neighbors and friends come together to support the students of State College, in sports, music, and youth and community programs. Currently home to football, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, Memorial Field was constructed during the Great Depression as a Works Progress Administration project and is located in the heart of the Borough of State College.

More information on the Campaign for Memorial Field is available at


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