$1 million gift received for Appleton Arena, new dedication and Legends Induction date announced
St. Lawrence University announced that an additional $1 million gift was received from a generous anonymous donor for the Appleton Arena Renovation. The project will provide St. Lawrence's NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey programs with renovated and new state-of-the-art facilities, and will enhance the fan game experience. The completely donor-funded project has raised nearly $18.4 million.
A new separate $1 million challenge was recently announced to honor former men's ice hockey head coach Joe Marsh with the goal of naming the men's hockey team suite after him. Commitments of $250,000 from a few members of the Hockey Alumni Association Board have been made in support of this project. As part of their gift, the anonymous donor has added an incentive for Laurentians to honor Coach Marsh. If an additional $500,000 is raised, they will allocate the final $250,000 needed to complete this special fund.The building dedication and Legends of Appleton Weekend has been rescheduled from November to February 7 and 8, 2020, in order to ensure that all spaces are completely furnished and ready for the event. The men will host Clarkson on Saturday night and the women will play Yale and Brown on Friday and Saturday, respectively. There is no change to the existing game schedule for the 2019-20 season. More details will follow this fall.