September 20, 2005

Join The Bronco Bench Sunday

Sept. 20, 2005

The Bronco Bench Foundation is inviting its donors to a special day at Bronco Women's Soccer. This Sunday, the fourth-ranked Santa Clara women's soccer team hosts Cal Poly at 1 p.m. in historic Buck Shaw Stadium.

During the game, the Bronco Bench will be recognized for its dedication and years of service in generating the funds necessary to keep Santa Clara among the top Division I institutions in the country.





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Following the game, the Bench will conduct a special postgame BBQ at Jerry Kerr Alumni Park for its donors and those interested in learning more about the BBF.

For information, call the Bronco Bench Foundation at 408/554-4050. For tickets, call the SCU Athletic Ticket Office at 408/554-4660.

The Bench was founded by Sal Sanfilippo '30, J.D. '32, and others to raise money for and build Buck Shaw Stadium, which the group then donated to the University. Subsequently, it was decided to keep the fundraising efforts going to benefit scholarships at SCU.

"The Bronco Bench is extremely critical to the athletic and academic success of our department and our wonderful student-athletes," said athletic director Dan Coonan. "The donors who help provide scholarships through the Bronco Bench are really making a significant impact in helping shape the future of Santa Clara Athletics."

Today, the Bronco Bench Foundation has a $16 million endowment and more than 1,300 individual and business donors. The Bench has periodically helped offset the cost of operations and facilities, but the primary focus is on scholarships. Over the years, the Bench has donated approximately $25 million to Santa Clara University.