Bulldog Hockey Pride!

The campaign to remodel the Ewigleben Ice Arena varsity locker room

Ice Arena Remodeling Project

Ferris State University hockey is truly a force to be reckoned with in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Since joining the league, the Bulldogs have qualified for the CCHA playoffs 16 of 18 years. Over the past seven years, Ferris has made the playoffs six times and the championship round twice. Ice Arena enhancements help FSU recruit more top-flight players to push to the next level a program already steeped in a winning tradition.

The exciting Ice Arena Remodeling Project visibly improves the facility for the public, fans and student-athletes. The centerpiece is a large, attractive lobby that affords Ice Arena and Sports & Convocation Complex patrons ample access to larger, more modern concession, pro shop, and restroom areas.

A spacious new home for Bulldog hockey – the 4,560 gross-square-foot locker room annex – is attached to the west side of the Ice Arena. The first class wing features a locker room with 30 individual lockers, a coaches’ office, a study lounge including computers, and rooms for sports medicine, equipment issue, film study and exercise bikes. The University is contributing $250,000 in matching funds toward the cost of nearly $700,000.

Project donors can also take satisfaction in knowing they are helping to offset the expense of turning the existing varsity hockey locker room into public locker areas for youth hockey, figure skating, recreation, and community use.

For construction to begin in spring of 1998 and be completed by April 1999, financial commitments to the Ice Arena Locker Room Remodeling Project must be received by April 1, 1998.

Commemorative Opportunities

Donors to Bulldog Hockey Pride! may make undesignated gifts to the Ice Arena Locker Room Remodeling Project, or fund any of the commemorative opportunities listed below. Donations may be made as an outright cash gift or pledged over a five-year period.

These commemoratives can be named in honor of the donor or the donor’s company, in honor or remembrance of a loved one, in honor of someone at Ferris who influenced their life, or to recognize anyone desired. Appropriate plaques and/or signage signifying the gifts will be unveiled at dedication ceremonies.

Named gifts serve as visible and active expressions of interest in advancing higher education and athletics, and exhibit commitment for others to follow far into the future.

Entire locker room complex $200,000
Bulldog locker room $50,000
Study lounge $40,000
Training room $30,000
Equipment room $30,000
Exercise bike room $30,000
Film room $20,000
Coaches office $20,000

All naming opportunities are subject to approval by appropriate University officers. All opportunities listed are subject to change and availability at the time a gift is received.

Other levels of giving to the Ice Arena Locker Room Remodeling Project

$250-499 Crimson
$500-999 Gold
$1,000-4,999 Bulldog
$5,000+ Champion

Individual nameplates of corresponding sizes will recognize all gifts at the Crimson and Gold levels on a Donor Honor Roll in the new Ice Arena lobby. Individual nameplates on a Donor Hall of Fame Wall will recognize all gifts at the Bulldog level. Individual plaques on the Donor Hall of Fame Wall will recognize all gifts at the Champion level.

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• March, 1998