To celebrate and memorialize both Amos Alonzo Stagg and the Pacific Football Program, the University is excited to announce the establishment of the Pacific Football Legacy Project. The Pacific Football Program has left a profound impact on the University, Community, and our Nation as a whole as it pertains to the sport of Football. This Legacy Project will ensure that the Football Programs history, accomplishments and legacy will never be lost or forgotten
WHAT THIS PROJECT WILL ACCOMPLISH
Stagg Memorial Plaza
The creation of a 9000 sq. ft. plaza, located off of Larry Heller Drive across from the Alex G. Spanos Center, is envisioned as a gathering place for alumni and students who will learn of the storied history of Pacific Football through the stories and statues encircling the plaza. The plaza will also serve as a campus destination hosting several tailgates and gatherings annually associated with athletic and campus events.
Pacific Football Archival Collection
Work with alumni players and supporters to gather and submit photos, letters, programs, game films, etc. that will be sorted, cataloged and stored in the University archives and searchable via the library website. Included in this effort to preserve the rich Pacific Football history will be support to complete the film documentary “Stripes of the Tiger”, produced by former linebacker Brad Lane ’82. His work has completed 10-15 interviews with Tiger Football luminaries, and its imperative to collect more oral histories to preserve the Pacific Football story for future generations.
"Forever Football" Endowed Athletics Scholarship
The endowment will be a permanent fund at the University established with a portion of the contributions from the Legacy campaign that will be invested in perpetuity. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund will be distributed to support a worthy student-athlete. At Pacific, we also have an extraordinary matching fund opportunity called the Powell Match. Once an endowed scholarship fund reaches the $50,000 threshold, any additional donations will automatically qualify to be matched on a 1:1 ratio, doubling the amount of the gift.
Social Media and Exposure
A broad outreach will be undertaken using various social media platforms to increase the external outreach and visibility of the Pacific Football Legacy Project. This effort will not only increase our ability to tell the Pacific Football story but it will also create new ways for us to interact with the university community and its alumni.