|Slater family donates $250,000 to BGSU Bring Back the Glory Campaign (1-26-12)|
|Written by From staff reports|
|Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:52|
Bowling Green community member Scott Slater, a long-time supporter of the Bowling Green State University hockey program, has announced today he and his family are donating $250,000 to the Bring Back the Glory campaign.
The gift is a cash/planned gift combination benefitting the Falcon hockey program and the Ice Arena.
“Scott and his family have been loyal supporters of Falcon hockey for decades,” BG athletics director Greg Christopher said. “Their generosity is helping us take another step towards rebuilding the program and securing its long-term future. Thanks to leaders like Scott, we are on the home stretch of the campaign with our $5 million goal within sight.”
The Slater family is a fixture at the Ice Arena and Scott has been a season-ticket holder since his college days.
All six of his children have been active in youth and high school hockey and figure skating.
All four of his sons competed on highly successful Bowling Green High School hockey teams, with two winning state titles and two earning at least one state runnerup. Both daughters were figure skaters.
“My donation was really for two reasons,” Slater said. “First, I truly believe in education and what it means to any person. It is what got me to where I am today. Second, the BG Ice Arena is a staple to BGSU and BG. It is a significant facility which I could not envision not being there.”
All six of Slater’s children graduated from BG High School and three graduated from BGSU. Darrel is a BGSU graduate working on his CPA and living in Columbus. Todd attended BGSU, graduated from Owens Community College, and works for Toledo Engineering. Daniel is a BGSU graduate who is at Top Gun School as a pilot in Spokane, Wash. Suzanne is a BGSU graduate working for First Merit Bank in Toledo. Travis is an aeronautical engineer in Savannah, Ga. Sarah attended BGSU and will soon graduate from Owens Community College. She currently works for Toledo Engineering.
Those six children have 12 children as well and three of them are already playing hockey in the Bowling Green Youth Association.
Scott and his family will be recognized Saturday between the second and third periods of BG’s home hockey game against Western Michigan at 7:05 p.m.
The Bring Back the Glory campaign seeks to bolster the Falcon hockey, and has generated more than $3 million toward the campaign goal of $5 million.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:55|
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