New construction and improvements to existing athletic structures are critical to providing student-athletes an elite collegiate experience. Producing top-flight training and competition venues attracts the most gifted student-athletes, while creating an environment where they are much more likely to reach their physical potential. While capital projects are an integral part in positively impacting the current student-athlete experience, they also play a major role in the following:
Meet the athletic and educational needs of Penn student-athletes
Provide first-class experiences for all students through intercollegiate, club and intramural sports as well as recreational activities and major events
Enhance Penn Athletics national recruiting profile
Attract and retain the best and brightest coaches from across the country and internationally
Improve the game day experience for the Red & Blue’s biggest supporters
Act as a bridge between the immediate Penn community and the residents of West Philadelphia and surrounding areas
Transformational gifts from Penn’s most dedicated supporters can create massive momentum toward making a capital project a reality. Through your continued generosity, Penn can build on an already impressive physical footprint and continue to be a leader in this area for generations of Quakers to come.
Penn Athletics is always working to identify projects that will have a resounding impact on the student-athlete experience. To learn more about projects that we are currently fundraising for please contact the Penn Champions Club at (215) 898-4717.
Capital Giving Opportunities
Penn Boathouse Renovation
Penn’s Madeira Shell House is home to the program’s three varsity crew teams. The facility has not kept pace with the demands of the program and needs a comprehensive renovation to help Penn Rowing meet its full potential. For more information, contact John Latteri with the Penn Champions Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meiklejohn Stadium Renovation
Meiklejohn Stadium is one of the select few capital projects that Penn Athletics has decided to prioritize during this campaign. It is currently one of only three stadiums in the Ivy League with a natural grass surface. Other Ivy League peers have adopted turf surfaces in order to expand practice opportunities earlier in the spring. With a new playing surface, we will afford our student-athletes more training time, which will spur improvement and better results on the field. We will also look to upgrade other facilities at the stadium permitted we reach our goals to turf the field. For more information, contact Tim McLaughlin with the Penn Champions Club at email@example.com.
Football Locker Room/Meeting Space
The new meeting space and renovated locker rooms will provide a premier experience for our varsity football student-athletes. Meeting spaces for individual positions as well as a team auditorium will allow for a higher level of efficiency, with a player lounge and nutrition station promoting a team environment. For more information, contact Nick Kokiko with the Penn Champions Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indoor Track & Field Training Facility
The indoor training facility will house a six-lane, 200-meter banked track and eight-lane sprint track, along with areas dedicated to pole vaulting, jumping lanes, high jump and throwing. It will enhance Penn’s intercollegiate track training program by providing a modern venue for year-round practice. For more information, contact Jamie Raushcer with the Penn Champions Club at email@example.com.