Shadek Stadium Status Update
On Feb. 10, 2017, the College hosted a "topping out" ceremony, putting the first of the final steel beams in place.
The Campaign for Shadek Stadium
Of the 220 individual members of the Franklin & Marshall College Athletic Hall of Fame, more than one-third earned that honor, in whole or in part, through his performance on the football field.
More than two dozen others found their way to Diplomats immortality as members of the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Combined, the three programs have produced 152 All-America selections, won 33 conference championships and two national titles, all while thrilling generations of Franklin & Marshall students, alumni, families and fans.
More than merely a new and improved sports venue for players and spectators, Shadek Stadium will provide the College with new spaces for training and sports medicine, as well as an innovative array of leadership programs for students and coaches. It will become the latest and most prominent symbol of F&M’s commitment to national leadership in athletics. It will also stand as a lasting tribute to the generosity of the College’s many friends and supporters, led by the Shadek family, who provide the solid foundation upon which the College continues to build a vibrant campus community that values excellence in all areas of student education and personal success.
Realizing our bold vision for this new campus landmark still requires some concentrated teamwork, however, if we’re to complete our fundraising efforts. Key to the campaign now is securing the commitments necessary to complete the stadium’s multipurpose field. Pending the successful completion of fundraising, we plan to name the field, located at the heart of Shadek Stadium, for legendary F&M football coach Tom Gilburg. Fundraising has also commenced for the naming rights to the Coach George Storck Meeting Room in the Stadium, a venue providing excellent visibility, and the Al Brooks Locker Room, a fitting tribute to an outstanding coach and mentor.
We invite you to join the team of visionary investors who already have contributed to the campaign for Shadek Stadium. Add to the rich history, excitement and success of F&M athletics with your generous gift today.
For more information, please contact Katie Crowe Wood, director of athletic advancement: 717-358-4834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coach Brooks was a mentor at a formative time in his athletes' lives. He made them great football players, teammates, fathers, husbands and leaders. Dedicating the Al Brooks Locker Room to his legacy will honor his contributions to the F&M football tradition and family.Learn More About the Al Brooks Locker Room
Coach Storck recruited players, guided them and coached them, and made them better people. To honor and memorialize Coach Storck, the coaching staffs, and F&M Football's legacy, fundraising has commenced for the naming rights to the Coach George Storck Meeting Room in the Stadium.Learn More About the Coach George Storck Meeting Room
The sporting world has applied many titles to Tom Gilburg throughout his long and successful career: All-Star, All-American, National Football League draftee and player, Head Coach, Hall of Famer. Franklin & Marshall College will soon apply Gilburg’s name to the centerpiece of its new multipurpose stadium.Learn More About Gilburg Field
More than 50 of Coach Curtis' players have joined forces to raise the funds necessary to name Shadek Stadium’s Coach Robert D. Curtis Press Box, which will recognize Curtis’ record of success at F&M. He inspired a generation of F&M football players to perform their best not only on the field but in their everyday lives.Learn More About the Coach Robert D. Curtis Press Box
Build Something Great
Williamson Circle -- $5,000 or more
Join our most generous donors and commemorate your support prominently on the new stadium's wall of donors.
Sponaugle Circle -- $1,787 - $4,999
Support the construction of Shadek Stadium with a special leadership gift. Sponaugle Circle gifts will be recognized in the new stadium.
For more information, or to discuss the more significant recognition levels that are available, please contact:
Katie Crowe Wood, director of athletic advancement
717-358-4834 / email@example.com
Be a part of the Campaign for Shadek Stadium, and make your gift today.