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Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center

GIVE NOW #Forever46

Neill McGeachy '65 was a three-sport standout student-athlete for Lenoir-Rhyne in football, basketball, and track, and was an All-American.He served as the Bears director of intercollegiate athletics and executive director of the Bears Club for 14 years. Neill’s transformational leadership elevated Bears sports to national prominence while spearheading unprecedented growth. The University, in collaboration with the Bears Club, will recognize Neill’s contributions with a capital project named in his honor. The Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center will celebrate Neill’s life work and the profound impact he had on LR athletics, while continuing his legacy for generations to come.

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Building Features

  • Supports all 22 NCAA Division II sports
  • Approximately 14,000 square-feet of new and enhanced multi-use training space
  • State-of-the-art weight room, nutrition bar, and indoor turf training area
  • Enhanced team meeting spaces and coaches’ offices
  • Covered pavilion for Bears Club hospitality and engagement space for campus events

Donor Levels


DONOR LEVELS

Club 46

Neill proudly wore the number 46 on his football jersey. To honor his life’s work and profound impact on Bears athletics, the University has established Club 46 to celebrate Neill’s legacy.

All donors who make a transformational gift of $25,000 or more will join Club 46 and have their name printed on the Club 46 donor recognition signage in the Bears Club Pavilion. Club 46 members will also enjoy VIP reception privileges and access to premier hospitality at Lenoir-Rhyne athletic events.

Please consider a leadership gift to Club 46 and ensure that Neill’s legacy continues for future generations. We are counting on you to make Neill’s dream a reality.

Benefits of Club 46

100K + = Legacy Level

  • Name(s) will be listed on the top of the Club 46 donor leadership board (located prominently in the Bears Club Pavilion)
  • Individual & Unique Prime Naming Rights on a mutually agreed upon space within the facility
  • University Recognition at the Centurian Level
  • VIP Invite to Ground Breaking & Building Dedication Reception
  • Special VIP Receptions with President, AD, Head Football Coach, and other Sport Head Coaches
  • Custom Apparel VIP Package – Forever 46 Branded (Select up to 6 items – for 5 years)
  • Invitation to the President’s Box for all home football games
  • Dinner or Golf with the head coach of your choice
  • All Inclusive Away Game Travel (up to 2 people –exclusive access to pre-game, half-time, talks)
  • Other Exclusive 46 Club memorabilia (Coasters, License Plate, Car Decals, Lapel Pin, etc.)
  • Donor recognition - football game day program, video boards, sign in the stadium (for 5 years)

$46K + = Champion Level

  • Name(s) will be listed on the middle section of the Club 46 donor leadership board (located prominently in the Bears Club Pavilion)
  • Select Individual naming rights on mutually agreed upon space or equipment (as available)
  • University Recognition at the Heritage Society Level
  • VIP Invite to Ground Breaking & Building Dedication Reception
  • Special VIP Receptions with President, AD, Head Football Coach, and other Sport Head Coaches
  • Custom Apparel Package – Forever 46 Branded (Select up to 4 items – for 5 years)
  • Other Exclusive 46 Club memorabilia (Coasters, License Plate, Car Decals, Lapel Pin, etc.)
  • Donor recognition - football game day program, video boards, sign in the stadium (for 5 years)

$25K + = Foundation Level

  • Name(s) will be listed on the lower section of the Club 46 donor leadership board (located prominently in the Bears Club Pavilion)
  • University Recognition at the President’s Society Level
  • Opportunity to combine various smaller naming opportunities (equipment, bricks, etc.)
  • VIP Invite to Ground Breaking & Building Dedication
  • Special VIP Receptions with President, AD, Head Football Coach, and other Sport Head Coaches
  • Custom Apparel Package – Forever 46 Branded (Select up to 2 items – for 5 years)
  • Other Exclusive 46 Club memorabilia (Coasters, License Plate, Car Decals, Lapel Pin, etc.)
  • Donor recognition - football game day program, video boards, sign in the stadium (for 5 years)


Testimonials



Contact

Andy Anderson

Major Gifts Officer
Hickory Campus
School
Lineberger 111; LR Box 7467
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Kim Pate

Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
School
Shuford 232A; LR Box 7356
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