OU athletics just bought yet another shot in the arm.
According to a press release Wednesday, the McCasland Basis has pledged $1.75 million to assistance OU athletes.
The reward will be break up amongst renovations to McCasland Discipline House ($1.25 million) and the softball team’s forthcoming Love’s Discipline ($500,000).
“The McCasland Loved ones and The McCasland Foundation have been intertwined with the University of Oklahoma for a long time because of the generosity, aid and dedication they have demonstrated in providing prospects to younger people,” OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said. “Together, we have achieved great points – championships have been gained, life have been positively impacted and leaders have grown and formulated right here in Oklahoma.”
McCasland Industry Household, just north of Memorial Stadium, is house to the Oklahoma men’s gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling teams. These systems have blended for 52 appearances in NCAA Championships, 19 NCAA team countrywide titles and 119 NCAA person championships.
This donation will go towards updating the fieldhouse foyer, team locker rooms, coaching workplaces and instruction regions.
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“McCasland Area Property has these types of prosperous history and these who move by way of the distinctive wooden doors really feel it suitable away,” Castiglione explained. “This exceptional intersection of honoring and celebrating the past although continuing to move ahead in supporting our elite-amount packages that get in touch with McCasland Field Dwelling house is extremely essential and we are exceptionally thankful to the McCasland Foundation and the McCasland Spouse and children for becoming a member of us in this mission.”
T. Howard McCasland recognized the McCasland Basis in 1950 under the philosophy of granting income as supplying back to the neighborhood the opportunities and generosity gained.
The McCasland Basis has a long philanthropic record with OU, including prior gifts to update McCasland Subject Dwelling in 2005.
In all, the basis has given additional than $11 million to the university because 1970 and impacted The Delight of Oklahoma and University Bands, Gallogly Higher education of Engineering, Mewbourne College of Earth and Electrical power, the Michael F. Price tag Faculty of Small business and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Artwork.
T.H. McCasland was a student-athlete at Oklahoma in 1915, was awarded the Letzeiser Medal for exceptional accomplishment as a scholar, and was a member of the 1915 football workforce and captain and centre on the 1915-16 basketball staff.
“The College of Oklahoma has furnished our spouse and children lifestyle-transforming possibilities,” said Barbara Braught, govt director of the McCasland Foundation. “We consider in the remarkable influence Oklahoma can have on young people’s life. We are passionate about supporting OU scholar-athletes, and when Joe Castiglione shared his vision, we ended up thrilled to be able to assistance these strategic initiatives.”