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Dedication this Saturday of Tucker Field
Created: 10/15/2014 1:32:34 PMReplies: 12
10/15/2014 1:32:34 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,698 posts (#17)

Just a reminder: (I heard the gift was $2 million!) -

You are cordially invited to the 

Dedication of Tucker Field

Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.

Barcroft Park
4200 South Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206

Trustee and GW Baseball alumnus Avram S. Tucker, GWSB BBA '77, has driven home one of the largest gifts made in support of the George Washington University's Department of Athletics and Recreation. 

This event will be held rain or shine.

For questions, please contact Nicole Ferdinando at 202-994-8412 or ferdinni@gwu.edu.

 

Learn more about this event and register online on the GW Alumni website.

 
Contact:
Alumni Relations
202-994-6435
alumni@gwu.edu

 

 

10/16/2014 11:26:26 AM - rocket - 602 posts (#38)

Tucker's gift of $1 million will help to fund a new clubhouse at Tucker Field -- $500k to Buff and Blue, $500k to Tucker Field, $750k to GWSB, and $250 to GW Law. GW Today story. A significant gift for GW Athletics.

10/16/2014 11:43:55 AM - BM - 4,968 posts (#3)

Looks like GW is hosting the A-10 championship there next May.  I doubt that the clubhouse would be ready by then unless they have already started work.

10/16/2014 12:42:32 PM - Poog - 3,665 posts (#4)

Terrific gift and a great name for the ballpark. Tucker readily replaces Barcroft as the baseball team's home site. Not so sure they'll be any more successful than the Orioles if they want it to be called Tucker Field at Barcroft Park but I understand thaf Arlington County has a say in the name. So I guess I'll get used to the hashtag #TFBP  

10/16/2014 12:53:47 PM - the sons of liberty - 271 posts (#81)

Thank you Mr. Tucker!!!

10/16/2014 2:44:30 PM - LA Fan - 1,441 posts (#20)

It is really nice to see this big donation to the athletic department.  This is exactly what we need.

10/16/2014 6:23:29 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,698 posts (#17)

It is a great gift and I love to see scholarship Colonials giving back to GW.  By the way, the entire park complex is named called Barcroft and this particular ballfield is/was Field #6, so Tucker Field is the full name of GW's home ballpark facility.  Raise High!

10/17/2014 10:53:41 PM - CJS Fan - 164 posts (#117)

OK.  I'm going to be the prig who points out the flaw in Rocket's math.  If it's a "one million" gift, and $500,000 goes to Tucker Field, and $500,000 goes to the Buff and Blue Fund, then where does the $750,000 for the Business school come from, ditto for the $250,000 gift to the law school?   Clearly, it's a TWO MILLION dollar gift.   Rocket, do many of your checks bounce?

10/18/2014 7:54:56 PM - Poog - 3,665 posts (#4)

Very well done recognition ceremony at Tucker Field. Equally impressive with the amount of the "investment" in GW athletics and the university was the man who gave it. Just hope there is a little money available in the clubhouse or Buff and Blue Fund to purchase a new PA system for the ballpark. Nice turnout of baseball alum including many of Ave Tucker's former teammates.

10/18/2014 9:42:57 PM - Hugh - 83 posts (#166)

Rocket - Not a math professor ;)

10/20/2014 6:01:16 PM - rocket - 602 posts (#38)

My math is ok; the written word sometimes is a challenge. $1m gift to athletics. Another mill to the SoBs and Law. Now another $2.5 million from Terry and Alisann Collins headed for SEAS. $1b getting closer.

10/20/2014 6:11:44 PM - Tuna Can - 1,509 posts (#19)

Amazing

10/20/2014 6:39:40 PM - NJ Colonial - 1,698 posts (#17)

Raise High indeed!  Go GW!

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