Slater gifts $100,000 matching funds for BGSU hockey


Bowling Green State University friend and supporter Scott Slater (1973) has announced he is donating a matching gift of $100,000 to the BGSU ice hockey program as part of this week’s BGSU OneDay.

Slater says the matching gift from is a strategic investment in the growth and success of BGSU hockey. All matching gifts will enhance the ice hockey program to provide a championship level student-athlete experience. Slater will donate $2 for every $1 donated to the ice hockey enhancement fund on BGSU OneDay and his gift will be capped at $100,000.

“It is time to move the needle on our investment in hockey at Bowling Green,” said Slater. “This is an exciting time for this program. The university is taking steps to ensure this program is in the right position to thrive.”

Derek van der Merwe, Director of Athletics, says there is a lot of excitement surrounding the BGSU ice hockey program with the recent hiring of Dennis Williams, the ninth head coach in Falcon hockey history, as well as the on-going enhancements to the Slater Family Ice Arena that will amplify the gameday experience.

Van der Merwe adds this is an opportunity for all BGSU fans to partner with Slater and invest in the future of BGSU hockey.

“Great things happen in sport programs when the mission is clear and all stakeholders do their part to reach for success,” said Derek van der Merwe, Director of Athletics.

“This is an exciting time to support BGSU Hockey. There is momentum, investment and vision. I challenge you to discover how you can be a part of that we are building.”

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