The Miami Hurricanes football program is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to getting their practice facility built.
Under head coach Mark Richt, the Hurricanes have raised $32 million of the required $34 million to help get the state-of-the-art practice facility constructed.
Known as the Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility, it is expected to be an integral part in bringing the University of Miami back to football prominence. After becoming one of the most recognizable brands in the college football landscape, they have suffered at the hands of poor performance and NCAA sanctions.
The new facility will help Miami close the gap in recruiting efforts with “private recruiting suites, customizable locker displays, and professional photo swag.”
External construction on the facility has already begun, and with the funds 94-percent raised, there is optimism that the remaining $2 million will be raised as well. It’s easy to forget how small a school the University of Miami actually. They’ve had the kind of success typically reserved for major universities with a student population totaling in six-digits. Miami is a small university, with a total enrollment of less than 17,000.
For such a small school to raise such a large sum is truly a testament to how badly UM fans want to see the Canes dominate again.
If you wish to donate to their building project, follow this link. If you so choose, you can made your twitter handle and a personal message made public for everyone to see. You’ll receive a shoutout for @Give2UM.
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