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Gary Fund again tops $1 million

July 6, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Mike Gary Athletic Fund raised $1,022,045 for 2009, an increase of roughly $20,000 or 2 percent over the previous year's total.

"We understood that the economic climate would make this campaign a challenging one. To experience another year of growth and to reach the $1-million mark again is a testament to the WMU athletic community," says Rob Hunt, director of athletic development. "The community continues to support Bronco athletic programs and, most importantly, our student-athletes."

Gary Fund volunteers surpassed the goal for their annual phone-pledge drive with a total of $477,962.

The chair for the 2009 campaign was Jim Hall and the vice chair was Jim Everts.

Media contact: Mat Kanan, (269) 387-4125, mat.kanan@wmich.edu

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