Thank you to Gene Polisseni Center donors

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The naming of the Gene Polisseni Center results from a $4.5 million partnership between the Polisseni Foundation and B. Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex Inc. and an RIT trustee.

The Gene Polisseni Center wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the RIT and local communities. Special thanks to the donors whose gifts made it possible to name several rooms, areas and items in the arena:

  • Gene Polisseni Center
  • Marty and Dolly Schultz Memorial RIT Sports Hall of Fame
  • Trans-Lux Video Boards
  • Wilmot Family Atrium –First level concourse on the east and north ends
  • Davenport-Hatch Mezzanine – Third level
  • Zeke ’73 & Jane ’03 Duda Family Plaza
  • Bruce Bates Men’s Team Suite
  • Hall-Thompson Alumni Terrace
  • Masaschi Family Locker Room
  • Louis W. Spiotti, Jr. Hockey Fitness Center
  • J. Roger Dykes Media Suite – Third level
  • Tom ’74 and Nan Hildebrandt Training Room
  • Green B. Williams Seat – Lone orange seat
  • Paychex, Inc. Home Team Bench
  • Rochester Regional Health System Visiting Team Bench
  • Corner Crew Bell
  • Michael and Victoria ’93 Griffith Home Penalty Box
  • Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Visiting Team Penalty Box

Donations are still being accepted. To pledge a gift to Tiger Power Play—The Campaign for RIT Hockey, go to