FRIENDS OF DORSI RAYNOLDS SWIMMING & DIVING CAMPAIGN
In an effort to recognize the extraordinary efforts of a truly iconic coach, Swimming & Diving alumni from all generations, along with the Division of Athletics, have come together to unveil a campaign to permanently display former Head Coach, Dorsi Raynolds’ name where it belongs – in the UB Natatorium.
Coach Raynolds’ legacy will live on for generations to come with the naming of the “Dorsi Raynolds Competition Pool” and remain a fixture to the program that she helped develop during her tenure from 1992-2005.
NEW VIDEO BOARD
All funds raised will be allocated directly to the UB Women’s Swimming & Diving Program to purchase a new state-of-the-art video scoreboard in the Alumni Arena Natatorium. This much-needed amenity will impact the program in recruiting, managing and scoring meets more efficiently, while improving the overall spectator experience.
“This new video board will modernize our facility, enhancing our collegiate competitions and the many events we host for the community at large.” – HEAD COACH ANDY BASHOR
“For those of you who did not know Dorsi, her energy and love of life went unmatched. Not a day goes by when we don’t think about her.
Her teachings about mindfulness and the way she encouraged us to ‘drive our own bus’ were as much part of our training as how to pace the 500 or get off the block faster in the 50 free.
Dorsi opened our eyes to the fact that we were in control of our own destinies. Bottom line, she was special both to the swimming and diving programs as well as the entire UB community.”
UB Swimming & Diving Alumni
For more information about the Friends of Dorsi Raynolds Swimming Fund, please contact:
Associate Director of Development
Bill Breene joined the University at Buffalo Division of Athletics in 1988 as the Director of Athletics Development, and was given the responsibility of initiating a donor program specific to athletics as part of an aggressive move from a Division III non-scholarship program to today’s status as one of the premier Division I-A programs in the State of New York. He has served in a number of administrative capacities, and has been instrumental in the overall development and growth of the UB program…