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Athletic Annual Fund

As part of its commitment to undergraduate education and student life, Case Western Reserve University offers high-quality athletic programs to every student. Through competition, students learn essential skills that will serve them throughout their entire lives: sportsmanship, team-building, goal-setting, time-management, leadership-development, and how to have fun.

Gifts to the Athletic Annual Fund support enhancements to programs, facilities and special opportunities that arise throughout the year.

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Campaign for Athletics

This is truly a dynamic time at Case Western Reserve University. There is a commitment to excellence that touches all areas of the campus. A key component of the new vision is the focus on undergraduate education and student life, which includes athletics. Athletics is far-reaching at CWRU, with more than 500 students participating in varsity sports, learning the lessons taught through competition; sportsmanship, team-building, goal-setting, time-management and leadership-development. The athletes on campus not only find success in the athletic arena, but also excel in the classroom, with an average gpa of nearly 3.4, which is 10% higher than the average Case Western Reserve University student.  

It is also important to note that campus athletic facilities, besides being used by varsity athletes, are utilized by all university students; 200 participating in club sports, 2,000 involved in intramural activities, and 3,000 fulfilling the physical education requirement for graduation. Additionally, the athletic facilities are continuously used by health conscious students, faculty and staff, and are the location of non-athletic campus and community events, including our nationally acclaimed summer program for underprivileged children and the Vice Presidential debate held on campus.

An enormous commitment to athletics is found in the North Campus Athletic Project, dedicated in the fall of 2005. Part of the residential Village at 115, these facilities are state-of-the-art, enabling the university to attract the best students, and address their needs upon arrival. The new athletic complex takes Case Western Reserve athletics from facilities that left much to be desired, to resources that are the envy of other universities. The new complex provides a stadium for football and track, and a throwing area for field events, along with facilities for baseball and softball.

The last piece of the North Campus athletic site that will make our dream facility complete is a new fieldhouse, which will serve the sports played at the North Campus site. The fieldhouse will contain designated locker facilities for all teams, coach’s offices, meeting rooms, medical/training facilities, a weight training room and a Varsity Club for alumni. This facility is needed to serve the sports that will call North Campus home and is very important in enabling the university to stay competitive with peer institutions. This beautiful building, which will be looked upon as a jewel of University Circle and an asset of Northeast Ohio, can only be built if there is financial support from alumni and friends who care about the future of Spartan athletics and are willing to make an investment that will insure its success.

For information, or to discuss donations and naming opportunities, contact Gary Pillar, Assistant Athletic Director for Development at 216.368.3992 or

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