Let's demonstrate that track alums are a viable
resource for doing things at OU.
||Out of curiosity I am interested
to know where you got the list of sooners found in the Sooners
tab. Bully and I have spent a lot of time and money on improving
the track alumni list which is housed with the OU athletic
department. I hope you were able to access this list. And
just so you know...Bully (Owen M. Hewett) is a major resource
of a lot of information and especially Jake trivia and info.
As you may know..Bully and I attempted to raise money for
naming rights to the new Track grand stands (for J. D. Martin)
and of course I raised the money from track alums for the
naming rights for Owen M. Hewett, $50,000 (a total surprise
to him by the way). In the process I raised an additional
$50,000 that got disbursed among others and bully raised
another $100,000 or so that got allocated to J.D. Martin,
but it wasn't enough to get the job done. We need $250,000
to accomplish this mission. I would be interested to hear
back from you on how we could raise money for the track program
while at the same time get the job done for Goose using your
new website. I understand about the SEC and all that, but
by informing our alums of our plight here maybe we can show
Joe Consiglione that we are really good alums and really
care about the track program at OU. What do you think?
It would really be great to be able to demonstrate to Consiglione that track
alums are a viable resource for doing things for OU. You may not know but Consiglione
directed over $750,000 from other (non-track) alums to the track effort and further
allocated several million dollars to the new track facilities from the Great
Expectations (money raising) program. I think a total of about $4,000,000 was
spent on behalf of track and field. We as track alums need to step up to the
plate and send money to OU. I have lots of information on the Great Expectations
program and a list of all that I contacted etc, if your interested to learn more.
There are still lots of naming rights to be issued like the Indoor track, outdoor
track Grandstands, Indoor track Grandstands, video and teaching room, Colannade
of Champions, women's locker room, coaches offices, sponsorship of student athletes
lockers, High jump pit, pole vault pit, Hammer throw event area, discus and shot
put areas and more if you want them.
Have a nice 4th of July weekend and thanks again for doing this website.