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BERKELEY – California has launched a two-year, $2.5 million campaign to upgrade the Hellman Tennis Complex, home to the Cal men’s and women’s tennis programs. As the 30th anniversary of the Hellman Tennis Complex approaches, the $2.5 million Cal Tennis Campaign will provide much-needed upgrades to the facility as well as annual support to Cal student-athletes.
Two million dollars will be devoted to enhancing Hellman, while $500,000 will support the Cal Tennis annual fund, aiding student-athlete scholarships and support services. The campaign will provide much needed upgrades including the following:
* New Elevated Chairback Seats for all six courts
* New Team Meeting/Academic Room
* New Separate Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms (with showers)
* New Storage Area (below new seating)
* New Public Restrooms
“This will help our players and fans enjoy their Cal tennis experience on a much higher level,” Cal men’s head coach Peter Wright said. “The alumni support so far has been incredible. This project is the foundation for a healthy and vibrant tennis program in the future.”
Kent and Pat Newmark – long-time friends to the programs – have made the Cal Tennis Campaign possible through a lead gift of $750,000. Alumni, parents, friends and fans of the Cal Tennis programs are encouraged to join them in support of this campaign.
With a gift of $5,000 or more, a donor can choose to have his/her donation recognized with a naming opportunity:
$125,000 or more: Team/Academic Room
$100,000: Player Scholarship ($25,000/year for 4-year minimum)
$75,000 or more: Tennis Court (several already named)
$40,000 or more: Women’s Locker Room (men’s already named)
$5,000 or more: Player Locker in men’s or women’s Locker Room
$5,000 or more: Seat naming
CLICK HERE to view the official Cal Tennis Campaign brochure.
"Cal Tennis student-athletes perform at the highest level academically and athletically on a daily basis,” Cal women’s head coach Amanda Augustus said. “As a former Cal Tennis student-athlete, I am excited that fellow alumni and friends of the program are working together to give both our fans and players well deserved improvements to Hellman Tennis Complex. Go Bears!"
Donations to the campaign can be made online by visiting www.calbears.com/givetotennis. Naming rights donations must be made by check or by calling with a credit card donation (no online donations for naming right gifts).
Please make personal checks payable to “UC Regents” with Cal Tennis Campaign in the memo line, and mail to the attention of Brian Raney ’05, Annual Giving Manager, at:
Cal Athletic Development Office
195 Haas Pavilion #4422
Berkeley, CA 94720-4422
For more information about the campaign or to discuss making a donation, contact Brian Raney (510.643.0888 or email@example.com) or Dennis Schrag (510.643.4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Athletic Development Office.