Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Our Donors

The Department of Recreational Sports has an active development program. Opportunities are available to support all our facilities and programs. Several key initiatives are listed below our list of donors. For more information, please contact Don Stenta.

The Department of Recreational Sports thanks the following individuals who, through their generous donations and support, allow the department to move into the future. 

Tom W. Davis
For his naming of the Tom W. Davis Special Events Gym in the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center at the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) and the Tom W. Davis Fitness Center at the Adventure Recreation Center (ARC).

Danny Price Charities
For the naming of the Danny Price Stadium Terrace at the RPAC.

Tony Shockley and Kris Myers
For their support of the Fred Beekman Park Endowment and the Graduate Administrative Associate Naming campaign.

The Fred Beekman Family
For their support of the Fred Beekman Park endowment fund.

Tim and Jayn Corral
For the creation of an endowment to create two academic scholarships for undergraduate recreational sports employees and the naming of the Tim and Jayn Corral Cardio Canyon in the RPAC.

Moody Nolan, LLC, Inc.
For the naming of the Jonathan Larrimer Members Lounge in the RPAC.


Give Today!

You can give to any of the following development funds. Just click on the fund of your choice and follow the steps. Thank you for your support of the Department of Recreational Sports.

Fred Beekman Endowment
Assist in supporting the world-class outdoor facilities at Fred Beekman Park by giving to this endowment. Fred Beekman, former director, believed in the value of world-class facilities, and the endowment bearing his name provides money to keep this facility state-of-the-art.

Dave Griner Leadership Award
A donation to this fund provides scholarships to undergraduate Recreational Sports employees in recognition of academic achievement and their leadership in facility operations, aquatic operations or program operations. Dave Griner was a colleague of the department until his tragic death at age 55. This award keeps his name alive by honoring students who exhibit the qualities he helped develop when he served the university.

Mary A. Daniels Scholarship
Contributing to this scholarship provides financial support to undergraduate, graduate and professional students who exhibit academic accomplishment and a commitment to campus leadership. Dr. Mary Daniels' service to the university ranged from professor to assistant vice president, and she remains committed to advancing student causes through her philanthropic endeavors.

Graduate Administrative Associate Campaign
In honor of the hundreds of graduate administrative associates who have served the department, this campaign is designed to raise funds to name the conference room in the RPAC and the jogging path at Fred Beekman Park as permanent reminders of their contributions.

Recreational Sports Facilities Fund
With the construction of RPAC and the ARC in 2005, the Ohio State community was treated to the country's finest recreational facilities. In an effort to maintain the quality of these new facilities, this fund was established to assist in supporting ancillary projects designed to preserve the excellence of the department.