World-class facilities are an integral part of the Cal Athletics mission. Not only do they aid in recruitment and retention of top academic and athletic candidates, they profoundly impact the daily lives of the current scholar-athletes, serving as the true home-away-from-home for our Golden Bears.
As a global powerhouse in both the academic and athletic arenas, Cal continues to uphold the High Performance Initiative, a revolutionary performance philosophy designed to build competitive advantage, maximize efficiency and enhance the scholar-athlete experience. By employing new technologies and fully utilizing the physical design of our competitive and training centers on campus, Cal Athletics elevates the support for scholar-athletes, expanding to offer this competitive advantage to all our sports programs.
Cal Athletics is currently raising support for the following projects:
Cal Tennis Campaign
In July of 2012, Cal Athletics launched a two-year, $3.6 million campaign to upgrade the Hellman Tennis Complex, home to Cal men's and women's tennis programs. The campaign will provide much needed upgrades including the following:
"More Water" – New Aquatics Facility
In March of 2013, Cal Athletics announced plans for a new, donor-developed aquatics facility that will benefit each of the aquatics programs. Despite overwhelming success, Cal Aquatics scholar-athletes are constrained by a lack of space for training and competition. In addition to serving as Cal's home training and competition pool, the current Spieker Aquatics Complex is used on a daily basis by hundreds of recreational, community and master's swimmers, physical education students and a number of postgraduate swimmers, such as Olympic medalists Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian, who continue to train with their Cal coaches.
Fiat Lux! – Baseball Lights and Scoreboard
The "Fiat Lux!" project was undertaken in 2013 to add lights and a new video scoreboard to Evans Diamond. These improvements will allow for a more competitive balance as well as allow Cal to host postseason play. For information about giving to Fiat Lux, contact the Cal Baseball Foundation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Capital projects donations are not eligible for football or men's basketball season ticket seat donations, but do earn priority points in the current giving and lifetime giving areas of the point formula.