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Five years ago swimming and diving alumni launched the Champions Campaign to raise funds to upgrade The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium. Thanks to generous alumni support the pool now sports a video scoreboard, two record boards and 20 championship banners. You can see pictures and a team thank you video here: csuvikings-swim-dive-heritage.com/thankyou-champions.

The Heritage Project was established to build on this momentum and to cement, literally and figuratively, the legacy of the program created by Wally Morton and Bob Busbey. This legacy of athletic and academic excellence has spanned 9 decades and we want to ensure it continues for decades to come.

If you haven't seen the artist's rendering of the Heritage project graphics, or all the men's and women's team photos since 1932, you can see all them and more on your PC, laptop, notebook or smart phone here: www.csuvikings-swim-dive-heritage.com/concept-graphics.

The total cost of the Heritage Project – pool banners, wall graphics, tunnel & door wraps, web site and two interactive kiosks – is $75,000. Thanks to the generosity of alumni donors, you have the opportunity to have your contributions matched two-to-one in 2014. Because of the dedication of these engaged alumni, every dollar you donate will result in a $3 contribution to the Heritage Project. Commitments made in 2014 and payable through October, 2015 count toward this match.

The purpose of this email is to ask for your support in meeting our two goals:

  1. Raise $25,000 to secure the $50k match and fund the completion of the Heritage Project. You can donate on-line here: csuvikings-swim-dive-heritage.com/support/ or contact (email: j.mccreery@csuohio.edu; phone 216.523.7297) if you have questions or would like to donate off-line.
  2. Obtain support from every CSU swimming and diving alumni to remind CSU administration and future recruits that swimmers and divers always finish strong – and TEAM is forever! Even a small donation counts toward our 100% participation goal – can we count on you?

Please forward this email to other swimmers and divers from your team to help us spread the word on this project. We could also use help to follow-up our letters and emails via phone to make sure the message is out and answer any questions other alumni may have. More information here: csuvikings-swim-dive-heritage.com/relay-captains.

On behalf of the CSU Swimming and Diving Heritage Committee,
Thank You, and GO VIKINGS !

Wally Morton '74-'14, Dave Guinther '64, Jim Smith '78, Joe Stockwell '81

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