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ATHLETICS NAMING OPPORTUNITIES



The Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

Reserved

Made possible by the extraordinary generosity of James F. ’56 and Cynthia L. Caird, the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation will unite several keystone elements of the Colleges' remaining athletics campaign priorities, including Boswell Field and adjacent Gatehouse as well as the Elliott Varsity House expansion. The Caird Center for Sports and Recreation will provide much-needed boundary definition for the western-edge of campus and become a destination for visiting teams and campus guests, including prospective students.

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Froelich Gatehouse

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One of the most visible spaces on Boswell Field, the Froelich Gatehouse will welcome spectators and fans on their way to games, practices and other events in the stadium. Thanks to the leadership support of Eddie ’55 and Joanne Froelich, this "front door" to the stadium will be completely renovated, refreshing the facility's façade and complementing the stadium's press box with a matching roof and elegant brick exterior. A permanent ticket booth and modern lavatories will offer visitors first-class amenities. 

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Stadium

$2.0 million

The enhanced and expanded stadium will be the focal point of pride for an athletic complex for men's and women's intercollegiate sports. Upgrading renowned Boswell Field with an installation of a state-of-the-art synthetic turf, this project component will also add lighting for the field, resulting in a first-class facility that is safe and comfortable for spectators and augments the performances of student-athletes. The addition of a new pedestrian pathway to better connect the stadium with the main campus will be another dynamic enhancement to the visual appeal of the campus. The name of stadium's benefactor will be featured with a sign board hanging from the top of the fascia above the press box, facing the field and along the top of the scoreboard on Boswell Field.

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Press Box

$500,000

A central hub for game-time communications, the press box will be expanded to provide space for the media, coaches for the Colleges and visiting teams, scorekeepers and statisticians. The press box will be wired for all media needs - radio, television, and internet video streaming - for live broadcasts. The Press Box will also include other important spaces with dedicated purposes:

Athletic Directors' Box
Media Suite
Home and Visiting Coaches' Scouting Perch
Scorekeeper's Box

The name of the donor will be featured beneath the exterior Press Box windows, facing Boswell Field; featured above the doors on the north and side Press Box entrances; and within the Press Box area with a recognition plaque.

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Athletic Directors' Box

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Nestled within the newly expanded press box, the Athletics Directors' Box will boast one of the best views of Boswell Field and the enhanced stadium and will provide space for entertaining VIP guests or hosting small social gatherings. We are grateful to Donald S. “Bud” Ames ’64 for his support of this project component.

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Media Suite

$50,000

The game commentators and Sports Information Directors will be located in the dedicated Media Suite within the press box, positioned to provide quick score updates and play-by-play action. This thoroughly modern suite will equipped with the latest technology and include dedicated space for print and broadcast media representatives to bring the game-day experience to Statesmen and Heron fans far beyond the Stadium. This donor will be recognized with a commemorative plaque on the interior wall of the Media Suite.

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Home Coach Scouting Perch

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Providing dedicated space for a unique perspective on game-play, the scouting perch will enhance coaches' review of the action and strategic recommendations to the team. This donor will be recognized with a commemorative plaque on the interior wall of the Scouting Perch.

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Visiting Coach Scouting Perch

$25,000

Providing dedicated space for a unique perspective on game-play, the scouting perch will enhance coaches' review of the action and strategic recommendations to the team. This donor will be recognized with a commemorative plaque on the interior wall of the Scouting Perch.

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Scorekeeper's Box

Reserved

This space will be devoted to assuring smooth operations of the clock and scoreboard, and limit background noise and distraction for the announcer. This donor will be recognized with a commemorative plaque on the interior wall of the Scorekeeper's Box.

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VIP Seating Areas (3 total: 2 reserved; 1 available)

$25,000 each

Located beneath the Press Box, these three VIP grandstand seating areas will welcome donors and special guests, and provide dedicated space for the president. Students, families, and fans will have access to improved comfortable seating in an exhilarating environment from which to cheer Hobart and William Smith teams to victory. Robert H. Lowe ’71 and the naming donors for the two remaining seating areas will be recognized with a wall-mounted plaque behind the corresponding section.

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HWS Berm

$300,000

The HWS berm will be located on the east side of Boswell Field where bleachers currently reside. Featuring a four-season boxwood hedge shaped in the letters "HWS," the berm will be bordered by attractive wrought iron fencing. Visible from Routes 5 & 20 and from any seat in the stadium, the berm will convey to passers-by, opposing teams and spectators alike the pride that Hobart and William Smith have in their institution. The prospect to name this unique space is a first-of-its-kind opportunity at the Colleges. The gift to name this space will be recognized with a vertical granite marker tastefully incorporated into the design of the berm.

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Jogging Track

$250,000

Bordering the perimeter of Boswell Field, the three- to four-lane jogging track will be designated for non-competitive purposes so the campus and greater community may enjoy its use. The track's all-weather surface is specially designed to provide a safe area for student-athletes to train and condition year-round.  The name of the donor will be featured on the western gated entrances to the track.

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Pat Price Genovese Team Room for William Smith Lacrosse

In Progress

Named in honor of legendary head coach, Pat Price Genovese by former and current players and their families, the William Smith Lacrosse Team Room will feature beautifully crafted oak lockers equipped to meet the individual storage needs of each team member. A whiteboard, television and video display will convert the team room into a communications hub for reviewing games, training presentations and team meetings. Designed with convenience in mind, the Pat Price Genovese Team Room will connect directly to a bathroom and shower stalls, and will be within steps' distance of the Sports Medicine Room. There is still time to make a gift in honor of Coach Genovese.

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Miller Team Room for Hobart Squash

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Made possible by Peter S. ’86 and Barbara A. Miller, the Miller Team Room for Hobart Squash will feature beautifully crafted oak lockers, and will be equipped to meet the individual storage needs of each team member. A whiteboard, television and video display will convert the team room into a communications hub for reviewing games, training presentations and team meetings. Designed with convenience in mind, the Miller Team Room will connect directly to a bathroom and shower stalls, and will be within steps' distance of the Sports Medicine Room.    

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William Smith Squash Team Room

In Progress

Featuring beautifully crafted oak lockers, the William Smith Squash Team Room will be equipped to meet the individual storage needs of each team member. A whiteboard, television and video display will convert the team room into a communications hub for reviewing games, training presentations and team meetings. Designed with convenience in mind, the William Smith Squash Team Room will connect directly to a bathroom and shower stalls, and will be within steps' distance of the Sports Medicine Room. A bronze plaque in the hallway leading to the Team Room and lettering on the entry door will denote this named space. 

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Visiting Team Locker Room

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An important mark of the Herons and Statesmen is good sportsmanship, and in the case of the Visiting Team Locker Room, good hosts. The Visiting Team Locker Room will provide a spacious, clean and modern space for use by both William Smith and Hobart athletic opponents. The large, open room will have numerous shelves and hooks to accommodate a variety of team equipment and gear. Showers and lavatories will be located inside the space, adding to the room's amenities. In addition to being a secure location for visiting teams to store their belongings, the Visiting Team Locker Room will be located close to Boswell Field making it an ideal space for pre- and post-game meetings. A bronze plaque in the hallway leading to the Team Room and lettering on the entry door will denote this named space. 

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Jerry Schmidt Hobart Coaches’ Room

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Given by Jeremy N. Foley ’74 in memory of Austin “Jerry” Schmidt P’87, P’88, former Hobart lacrosse coach, the Schmidt Coaches’ Room will be used by all Hobart coaches whose teams will practice and/or compete in the newly renovated stadium and will be conveniently located near the team rooms and Boswell Field. The Schmidt Coaches’ Room will have individual lockers for each coach and a lavatory. The latest A/V equipment will allow coaches to review and evaluate practices and games and to strategize for future competitions. 

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William Smith Coaches' Room

$100,000

To be used by all William Smith coaches whose teams will practice and/or compete in the newly renovated stadium, the William Smith Coaches’ Room will be conveniently located near the team rooms and Boswell Field. The room will have individual lockers for each coach and a lavatory. The latest A/V equipment will allow coaches to review and evaluate practices and games and to strategize for future competitions.  A bronze plaque in the hallway leading to the Coaches’ Room and lettering on the entry door will denote this named space. 

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Abraham Sports Medicine Room

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Named in memory of Joe Abraham, a long-time trainer and 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award Honoree by Eddie ’55 and Joanne Froelich, the Abraham Sports Medicine Room will be expanded to accommodate the addition of more taping stations, rehab equipment such as whirlpools, and state-of-the-art treatment and training equipment. The increased space will allow sports medicine staff and athletic trainers to easily prepare athletes for practice and games. In addition, the expanded equipment will enable student-athletes to undergo rehabilitation of injuries incurred in practice or games. 

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Equipment Room

$100,000

This large room will feature a variety of space-saving solutions to safely store off-season equipment. With three washers and dryers, the Equipment Room will enable Heron and Statesmen athletic teams to clean their uniforms and gear within close proximity of the locker room. A bronze plaque in the hallway leading to the Equipment Room will denote this named space. 

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Visiting Team Sports Medicine Room

$75,000

The Visiting Team Sports Medicine Room will be located next to the Visiting Team Locker Room. It will be used by athletic opponents of both the Herons and the Statesmen. The room will have taping stations and sufficient space for athletic trainers to prepare athletes for games. A bronze plaque in the hallway leading to the Visiting Team Sports Medicine Room and lettering on the entry door will denote this named space. 

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Media Room

$50,000

This room will provide a separate, distinct space for media use within Elliot Varsity House. Specifically, it will be where members of the media - print, radio, and television - will interview coaches and student-athletes on game day. On non-game days, the Media Room will be used on a daily basis for Hobart and William Smith coaches to meet privately with student-athletes and for leadership meetings. The room will be wired for the internet, enabling the media to do live uploads to their broadcast stations.  A bronze plaque in the hallway leading to the Media Room and lettering on the entry door will denote this named space. 

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Team Room Lockers

$2,500 each

Each of the beautifully crafted oak lockers in the four new team rooms, Hobart Lacrosse, Hobart Squash, William Smith Lacrosse, William Smith Squash, and the existing Hobart Football team room, as well as the two new coaches’ rooms, can be named in honor or in memory of any individual. A plate will be placed on each locker with as many as four lines of text (with a maximum of 40 characters per line.) For suggestion on text and to complete the sponsorship of one or more lockers, please use this form.

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Contact Information

Casey Peterson
Director of Development for Athletics
315.781.3701
Peterson@hws.edu


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