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USF Athletics Receives $1 Million Gift For Football Center

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The football program received a significant donation for its potential indoor practice facility on Thursday.

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USF Athletics and the USF Foundation announced on Thursday a gift of $1 Million going towards the recently announced USF Football Center.

According to the school's press release, the gift was made by non-alumni supporters of the university who wished to remain nameless

The donors have adopted the Bay Area as their hometown and “expressed a desire to leave a lasting legacy in the region and pave the way for the next generation of USF student-athletes,” per the release.

USF athletic director Mark Harlan and head football coach Charlie Strong both expressed their gratitude for the significant gift.

Harlan:

"This tremendously generous gift continues the great momentum we have for the USF Football Center and the impacts it will have across USF Athletics. It's very exciting to have non-alumni share in our vision and passion for a world-class student-athlete experience and what can be achieved at USF and to support that vision with their investment in our program."

Strong:

"Tremendous support like this is key as we continue to build this program toward what we all know it can be. We have a lot of momentum going and we really appreciate the people that are helping to build on that and are committed to USF reaching a higher level."

This comes less than a month after Pam and Les Muma made a donation of $8 million to athletics, $5 million of which going towards the construction of the football center.

Harlan himself indicated that the indoor practice facility portion can be completed first for $10 million with the rest of the full $40 million project being done in increments.

Building an IPF was going to be a full donor-driven endeavor and so far, so good as they're already 60% of the way there.

A big thank you to whoever made this donation. Hopefully there's more of this on the way.