Jonathan Hoffman ’01 (civil engineering technology),
a project engineer for The Pike Co., observes work on the
competition pool in the new Gordon Field House and Activities
Center. Bottom: The facility’s multi-purpose area will
accommodate 8,000 people. Photos by fourth year photojournalism
major Christopher Zajac.
Athletics is a key
part of many RIT student experiences and a hook on which to hang
RIT Pride. The RIT Athletics Association supports athletic teams
and coaches through efforts such as RIT student athlete recognition,
organizing “friends” events like the Tiger Open, and
building the Athletic Association Endowment. These initiatives
help to build positive relationships with current athletes, alumni
athletes and parents.
The efforts of the
association and the Office of Development are bringing about many
great changes for RIT athletes. Construction of the Gordon Field
House, opening this spring, and the artificial turf field that
was recently completed are two prime examples. Other initiatives
underway include expanding Athletic Association Board membership,
expanding Athletic Association membership as a whole, increasing
the reach and activities of the association, investigating creation
of endowments for some coaching positions, and raising funds for
athletics facilities, equipment and support.
If you are the parent
of an athlete, a former RIT athlete yourself, or just a fan of
RIT athletic teams, please consider supporting the efforts of
the Athletic Association. Contact Gene Peluso, Assistant Director
for Development, 585-475-2131, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information
on the RIT Athletic Association, please visit http://www.rit.edu/~ritaa/.