RMU and the Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation Team Up To Raise Funds to Try to Save Division I Ice Hockey
Robert Morris University and the newly formed Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation have announced that they will partner together in an effort to raise sufficient funds to support the reinstatement of RMU’s NCAA Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey programs in time for the 2021-22 season.
The university announced May 26 that it would discontinue the two teams, effective immediately. The Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation was formed soon after by alumni players and other RMU hockey supporters to raise money to revive the programs, and it has already secured a meaningful amount of gifts and pledges.
Representatives of the university and the foundation met Monday and agreed to work towards raising sufficient additional funds by July 31 to bring the teams back and position them to be financially sustainable for the foreseeable future – with an overall fundraising goal of $7 million over the next five years.
Anyone interested in making a contribution in support of RMU ice hockey should contact Logan Bittle with the Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or T.J. Brown with RMU Athletics at email@example.com.