The Derek P. Galvin GymnasticsTraining Facility
The Rams Club along with UNC Gymnastics is excited to announce a fundraising campaign for renovation of UNC Gymnastics' practice space within Fetzer Gym! These enhancements will provide the gymnastics team with a much larger and more comprehensive practice space than ever before. These improvements will greatly enhance the student-athlete experience and better prepare the team for competition.
LEARN WHY THIS RENOVATION IS SO VITAL...
Is to give our Student Athletes the BEST possible training facilty. The gymnastics team moved into Fetzer in 1981.
The last time any renovations were made to the facility was in 1986 when Coach Derek Galvin built the single rail bar pit himself. With this
renovation we will be making a huge impact on the way our student-athletes train, we will be able to expedite the learning process and minimize injury potential. This renovation will also have a postive impact in our recruiting efforts.
Training Facility Naming Rights
*The Derek P Galvin Gymnastics Training Facility*
Currently In Progress
Alums and friends of Carolina Gymnastics are going to raise $200,000 to name the new training facility in his honor – the Derek P. Galvin Gymnastics Training Facility. Derek Galvin has been the head coach of Carolina Gymnastics since 1982. For 33 years, Derek has served Carolina Gymnastics with his entire heart. Naming the practice gym after him is a remarkable, achievable, and meaningful gift that we can give to Derek.
If 100 Alums/Friends of Carolina Gymnastics
commit $2000.00 over the course of 5 years we will reach our $200,000 GOAL.
That means $400.00 a year for 5 years.
Which breaking it down even more means $33.33 a month.
The EASIEST way is to contact Grant Leiendecker directly at 919.962.6226
Other ways to contribute...
Follow this link to make a pledge online.
Current Rams Club members can sign-in with their existing account information.
New contributors will need to create a new account and follow the steps to make a pledge.
Download and complete this form to make a pledge.
Completed forms can be mailed to:
The Rams Club at PO Box 2446,
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Additional Naming Opportunities Still Available
Floor $100,000 Available
Beam $50,000 Available
Vault $50,000 Available
Fritz and Kevin Russ
Claude and Sarah Snow
Martin and Anne Nassif
Ed and Cathe Hege
Steve & Susan Archbell
Vernon & Carol Grizzard
Kenton & Carol McCartney
Holly Joyner & Bill Scherman
Christopher C. Tull
George and Pat Companioni
Dr. Beth Miller
Natalie & James Valpiani
Claire and Evan Cawthon
Michael J. Giarla
Will and Leslie Hege
P. Scott Hummel
Virgil and Sarah Reid
Carol & Barry Hill
Tommy and Regina Pheil
Mary Jo Lizotte
Carolina Gymnastics would like to give a HUGE THANKS to following people for their much appreciated support!!!
LET'S DO THIS HEELS!!!
"This renovation will have a tremendously positive impact on Carolina gymnasts. You can help provide our student-athletes with the latest in teaching tools, safety apparatus and potential training progressions – all building toward putting our gymnasts in the best position to reach their fullest potential. Additionally, the renovation will greatly enhance the visual appearance of the facility, and make it a more attractive asset to prospective student-athletes in the recruiting process.
"At Carolina, we speak of being “a Better Blue”. To do that, we need your assistance. Your support will help us to revitalize the training facility for Carolina Gymnastics, and will inspire some of the best student-athletes in the nation." ~ Head Coach, Derek Galvin