Centennial Campaign for UCLA

Troy Aikman makes $1 million donation to Wasserman Football Center

Strength and conditioning facility will be named in honor of the former Bruin quarterback

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UCLA Athletics

Former Bruin quarterback Troy Aikman has pledged $1 million toward the new Wasserman Football Center.

Former UCLA quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman has donated $1 million toward the Wasserman Football Center project, the UCLA Athletic Department announced today.

In recognition of Aikman’s contribution, the football-specific strength and conditioning facility within the Wasserman center will be known as the Troy Aikman Strength and Conditioning Center. 

“There is no better role model for our UCLA student-athletes than Troy Aikman,” said Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero. “Not only was Troy committed to making the most of his UCLA experience on the field, he was committed to finishing what he started in the classroom as well, returning to school to complete his degree. Today, he is demonstrating this commitment as an alumnus, giving back to the place where he laid the foundation for a remarkable career both on and off the field. We cannot thank Troy enough for his tremendous generosity and are excited to have his name play as prominent a role in our future as it has in our past.”

In fall of 2013, the UCLA Athletic Department announced a campaign to raise private funds for a comprehensive football training facility to be located on the west side of Spaulding Field, the practice field for the Bruin football team. The planned state-of-the-art facility is named in honor of UCLA alumnus Casey Wasserman and will house a locker room, athletic training area, strength and conditioning facility, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, equipment rooms and video rooms, in addition to several elements that will feature the history of UCLA football.

The gift is part of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, a $4.2 billon fundraising drive scheduled to conclude in 2019, the university’s 100th anniversary.

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