Calling All Men's & Women's Lacrosse and Men's and Women's Soccer Players
The "Winning Goal" Campaign for Reese Stadium -- Help Us Close the Gap!
The next phase in the storied histories of Yale Soccer and Lacrosse starts now! Our programs have been built upon foundations of teamwork, loyalty, and hard work and it is these core values that will propel us into an even greater future. As you know, Phase I of Reese Stadium is complete and Phase II is well on its way, due to the generosity of many lacrosse and soccer alumni, but our help is still needed.
Below you can see some of the architectural renderings of this awesome facility. What you cannot see on those drawings is the names of every former soccer and lacrosse player that will be displayed on the archways leading into the stadium - the individuals who have shaped these programs will be proudly displayed for all fans and future Yale soccer and lacrosse players to see. However, it is the leadership donor plaque in the entryway of this facility that still has room for recognition.
Just as teamwork has built this program, so will it build this stadium.
We understand that these economic times might make it difficult for individuals to step up and make leadership gifts, but that does not mean your leadership cannot be reflected in this project. We are asking you to be creative and reach out to your former classmates, teammates and friends to partner together to make a leadership gift in honor of your experience of representing Yale on the field as a unit. Parents and friends can also be a part of this great project by honoring their children and their children's team.
We need 40 groups or individuals on both the men's and women's sides of our Soccer and Lacrosse Associations to step forward with $25,000 gifts/pledges - $1,000,000 in total from former soccer and lacrosse players (or 10 from each team - payable over 5 years)!
Just as Ivy Championships cannot be won alone - we will not reach this goal as individuals.
We are all a part of this program's past - we cannot put on our Yale jerseys and take the field but we have left an indelible mark. Who is to say that our time in influencing the future of this program is over? Reese Stadium is the greatest recruiting tool Coach Tompkins, Coach Meredith, Coach Shay and Coach Phillips could have to bring the next generation of Ivy Champions to Yale. By coming together, we ensure that all of our legacies will not only be etched in the record books, but also on the walls of the new home of Yale Soccer and Lacrosse.
This project offers us an amazing opportunity to be teammates again and work towards a common goal in the name of Yale.
Now is the time to make this happen - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a tremendous impact on Yale Soccer and Lacrosse! Once Reese Stadium is built, the moment will have passed and you do not want to walk into this amazing facility and be the only class or team missing from the leadership plaque! You will be hearing from your former captains and teammates in the near future and they will be calling upon you to give what you can towards the common goal. If we strive for 100% participation from every class and every team, we will achieve our goals.
It is our hope that the legacy of Reese Stadium will be that it was built by ALL of the men and women of Yale soccer and lacrosse !
For further information, please contact Alison Cole '99 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 432-3344.
- Photos of Sample Donor Plaques (from Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center)
- Photos of Reese Stadium - Before and After Phase I