The Wolfpacker

January 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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26 ■ THE WOLFPACKER The Wolfpack Club and its donors helped make possible track All-American Luis Vargas' dream of running for NC State and graduating with a Master's in accounting. PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS inside the grand hall at Reynolds Coliseum. Purcell stressed, though, that any contri- bution is "very, very welcomed." "We're making substantial progress, but we still have a long way to go," Purcell added. "Any amount is appreciated, and any amount helps." The Wolfpack Club is also aggressively pursuing collaborative arrangements in the university's campaign because it is vital to the mission of the Wolfpack Club and athletics going forward. Recent men's track runner Luis Vargas is an example of the value of collegiate athlet- ics. Neither of his parents graduated from high school, and his family could not afford college for their children. Vargas, though, was a talented enough runner to earn a scholarship to compete for Elon. However, his dream was to one day run for the Pack. After becoming the first-ever Elon athlete to qualify for the NCAA Cross County Championships, Vargas earned a chance as a graduate transfer to come to NC State in track, where he became a three-time All-American as a senior. The opportunity to get his master's de- gree in accounting while wearing the NC State uniform is a direct result of the work of the Wolfpack Club and the contributions of its many faithful donors. That was not lost on Vargas, who recently sent an email of gratitude to Purcell. "I was able to represent NC State at the indoor and outdoor track and field cham- pionships and grab three All-American titles, and that will never be close enough to represent how grateful I am for the op- portunity that I was granted," Vargas wrote. "My parents work really hard every day to give me the opportunities that most people get, and I will forever be grateful to them because the smile and pride they get from watching me race and seeing me walk across the stage will, again, never be enough to repay them for what they have done for me. "The Wolfpack Club has given me an op- portunity to excel in life and move further with my career as an accountant. I will make sure that their investment in me is not taken for granted." Vargas is one of many NC State ath- letes "thinking and doing the extraordi- nary." With a little help, the Wolfpack Club is hoping to ensure that opportunity for countless future Wolfpackers in genera- tions to come. ■ | 919.865.1500 Potential Naming Opportunities for Reynolds Coliseum Opportunity Amount Each Total Arena or Pavilion $5,000,000 $5,000,000 Walk of Fame $2,500,000 $2,500,000 Grand Hall Exhibition Area $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Wolfpack Multi-screen Interactive $50,000 $50,000 National Championship Cases (Qty 2) $250,000 $500,000 Individual National Championship Case $250,000 $250,000 ACC Championship Case $100,000 $100,000 Grand Staircase $500,000 $500,000 Pioneer Case $50,000 $50,000 Interactive Media Table (Qty 2) $25,000 $50,000 All-American Cases (Qty 3) $100,000 $300,000 Professional Athlete Case $250,000 $250,000 Olympians Case $100,000 $100,000 Contributors/Media Case $50,000 $50,000 Heritage Sports Case $50,000 $50,000 Noise Meter $75,000 $75,000 Hall of Fame Exhibition Area $500,000 $500,000 Hall of Fame Interactive $50,000 $50,000 Inductee Cases (Qty 2) $50,000 $100,000 Hall of Fame Cases (Qty 4) 3 remain $50,000 $200,000 Grand Concourse Exhibition Area $500,000 $500,000 Wrestling Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Gymnastics Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Football Presentation and Case $250,000 $250,000 Basketball Presentation and Case $250,000 $250,000 Swimming and Diving Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Cross Country, Track & Field Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Tennis Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Soball Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Baseball Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Soccer Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Rifle Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Golf Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 Opportunity Amount Each Total Historic North Lobby Exhibition Area $500,000 $500,000 North Lobby Sport Cases (2 Qty) $50,000 $100,000 North Lobby Mr. and Mrs. Wuf Presentation $100,000 $100,000 North Lobby Building History Case $50,000 $50,000 Women's Basketball Office Suite $250,000 $250,000 Women's BB Office Sports Cases (3 Qty) $50,000 $150,000 Volleyball Office Suite $100,000 $100,000 Volleyball Office Sports Cases (3 Qty) $50,000 $150,000 South End Seating Ledge $250,000 $250,000 South Lobby Exhibition Area $100,000 $100,000 Arena, Southside LED Board $100,000 $100,000 East Lobby Exhibition Area $250,000 $250,000 Academic All-American Presentation and Case $100,000 $100,000 West Side Lobby Exhibition Area $100,000 $100,000 Windows Prime (Qty 100) 99 remain $10,000 $1,000,000 Windows Other (Qty 150) $5,000 $500,000 Coliseum Seat Sections (Qty 14) 13 remain $25,000 $350,000 Ticket Windows (Qty 4) $50,000 $200,000 Front Entry Doors (Qty 3) $50,000 $150,000 ROTC Office (Qty 5) $25,000 $125,000 Perimeter Entry Doors (Qty 4) $25,000 $100,000 Lifetime Seating Rights (Qty 250) $2,000 $500,000 Bricks (Qty 250) $250 $62,500 Total $18,962,500 POTENTIAL NAMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR REYNOLDS COLISEUM

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