Monthly Archives: November 2014

Heritage Project General Campaign Launched with $50k Matching Challenge

400+ swimming and diving friends and alumni received letters last week requesting Heritage Project donations. We have commitments from donors in the form of a $50k matching challenge to help us meet our $75k goal.  Every $1 donation means $3 in funding.

A big THANK YOU to these dedicated alumni who understand the importance of finishing the Heritage Project VIKING STRONG.

If you received the letter or email you already know you can DONATE HERE.

For those of you who are tracking our team via social media (or have moved and we don’t have your contact information) you can SEE WHATS UP.  You can also SEE THE VISION FOR THE POOL GRAPHICS.

And we can’t forget to also thank all those who supported the Champions Campaign to upgrade The Robert F. Busbey Nataorium with a new video scoreboard, record boards and championship banners.  If you haven’t seen it yet you should WATCH THE TEAM THANK-YOU VIDEO.

And please pass this link along to other Fenn College / CSU swimming and diving alumni so everyone has the opportunity to help cement, literally and figuratively, the heritage behind the 9 DECADES OF ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE created by Bob Busbey and Wally Morton.

If you have questions about the Heritage Project, want to talk live to an alum from your team or would like to pass along suggestions for the pool graphics let us know – send an email to:

For the CSU Swimming and Diving Heritage Committee,
Wally Morton ’74-’14, Dave Guinther ’64, Jim Smith ’78, Joe Stockwell ‘81

In the splash zone:

We know there are swimming and diving alumni whose mail/email addresses we don’t have.  PLEASE take a few seconds to pass this blog along to one or more teammate or alumni so we can be sure and get the word out on this matching gift!


Needed: Heritage Relay Captains – Can You Help?

UPDATE: Monday, 24 NovemberThe general campaign to finish STRONG and support the Heritage Project was launched with letters and emails sent to swimming and diving friends and alumni.  We still need relay captains to make follow-up phone calls to all alumni.

Next week we launch the direct mail campaign for the CSU Swimming and Diving Heritage Project.  Our two goals: connect with all alums and fund the remaining portion of the Heritage Project (more GREAT NEWS on that next week).

The purpose of this post is to ask for help in making follow-up calls to ensure the direct mail arrived and answer any question friends and alumni might have.  We’re looking for “Relay Captains” who are willing to make 5-6 calls to other alums in their era.  We will provide a list with contact information.  Ideally these would be past teammates to help minimizing “cold calls”.

We’ll provide a “cheat sheet” with guidelines for the call and background information in addition to the contact list.  Just a few hours of your time would be a GREAT HELP.

Link to Calling Tips is HERE

If you can help please let us know by this Friday, November 14th so we can create the lists.   Send email to:

For the CSU Swimming and Diving Heritage Committee,
Wally Morton ’74-’14, Dave Guinther ’64, Jim Smith ’78, Joe Stockwell ‘81