Having raised enough money to reinstate men’s wrestling in just 10 days and now men’s swimming, ASU’s verve and donor support system is pretty impressive. Effective immediately, Arizona State University swimming has been reinstated. According to Simon Percy, ASU men’s assistant swimming coach who led the aggressive fundraising effort, they raised $330,000 in cash. Another $670,000 has been pledged whereby the $1 million raised would cover the program’s operating budget for four years. Percy said donations came from “literally hundreds of donors”.
Lisa Love, ASU Vice President for Athletics, said fundraising for the program will be an ongoing process. To fully endow men’s swimming, $5 million must be raised. Go Sun Devils!