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Maloney Athletic Challenge is Paying Off

January 3, 2014 by Editor in Saints Corner with 0 Comments

By Mark Adam

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James Beeston ’14, George Maloney ’54 and Madeline Hurley ’15

Four Siena teams – men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer – hit their annual $25,000 fundraising goals and have each received an additional $5,000 as part of the Maloney Athletic Challenge. That money can be used by the teams for recruiting, team travel, equipment, apparel and other program costs.

The Maloney Athletic Challenge was started by George ’54 and Sally Maloney as a way of creating individual $250,000 endowments for each of Siena’s 18 Division I athletic teams. For every $25,000 raised toward a team’s endowment annually, that team receives an extra $5,000 from the Maloneys’ gift.

“I want to make sure it’s something that has a lasting effect on the program and the future,” said Steve Karbowski ’93, head women’s soccer coach, who has considered updates to the women’s soccer field, starting an end-of-year banquet or purchasing new team equipment.

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