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Let's Finish the Job: OHIO Women's Basketball Locker Room

Raised toward our $200,000 Goal
20 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 11:59 PM EST
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Together. Forward. Let's finish the job!

"Thank you all so much for pitching in!! Your incredible support thus far has helped us achieve 88% of our goal. So we have one last push to get us across the finish line. Together, we are able to make a huge difference and... We can help our student-athletes maximize their college athletic experience by providing better facilities and welcoming them into the tremendous legacy of the OHIO Women's Basketball group of alumnae." - Ann VandenBerge-Freeman '92

 Help OHIO Women's Basketball reach their goal of $200,000

Approximately $177,000 has been raised, you can be a difference maker and help launch this project

When the project hits $195,000 a $5,000 matching gift will be UNLOCKED!


A locker room is a safe space, a sanctuary where team bonds are forged, aspirations are nurtured, and dreams are realized. Every athlete should have access to facilities that reflect their dedication, sacrifice, and passion for the game.

This project signals to these extraordinary young women that their hard work is valued. It also creates an environment where they can thrive and excel both on and off the court. 

We have launched an initiative to enhance the overall locker room experience for our Ohio University Women's Basketball Program. We invite you to be part of this vital transformation. Your support will not only improve the physical space but also send a powerful message: that our community and alumni support OHIO Women's Basketball, that we believe in the power of sport and support young women as future leaders.


Gifts to this campaign will have a significant impact, including the following:

  • Creating private, individualized shower facilities 
  • Supporting an initiative led by the student-athletes 
  • Recruiting  


This initiative was inspired by former Women's Basketball player Ann Freeman '92, who returned to campus and sought to improve the experience for our Women's Basketball student-athletes. As such, she tasked a group of players to gain consensus on what initiative would have the biggest impact on their experience and future recruits. This project jumped to the top of this list. 

At the time, senior Mechanical Engineering major and Forward Gabby Burris '22 took the project a bit further as designed the new shower facilities as a part of her senior project. She even developed preliminary blueprints and designs based on feedback from her teammates. 

These are two examples of the excellence that our Women's Basketball student-athletes and alumni display each and every day.


Ann VandenBerge-Freeman '92, a former women's basketball player and a tremendous advocate for our locker room enhancement project  

"Together, we can make a huge difference and you have the chance to leave a beautiful imprint on this generation of players...We can help our student-athletes maximize their college athletic experience by providing better facilities and welcome them into the tremendous legacy of the Ohio Women's Basketball group of alumnae" 

- Ann VandenBerge-Freeman '92

Bob Boldon, the winningest coach in OHIO Women's Basketball history presents a jersey to Senior #25 Hunter Rogan in 2021

"Heading into my 11th season as Ohio University's head coach, I have had the opportunity to look back fondly on my time inside the Convocation Center...It's been a tremendous honor to coach so many wonderful young women. " 

- Bob Boldon

Your generous gift to this campaign and OHIO Women's Basketball will create opportunities for our student-athletes to succeed on and off the court. 

Your actions now will make OHIO Women's Basketball's $25,000 goal quickly attainable. Here are three ways alumni, families, and fans can support a bright future for Women's Basketball student-athletes:

  • Mail a check (payable to The Ohio University Foundation) to The Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, OH 45701; be sure to write "Women's Basketball" on the memo. 
  • Talk with Brendan Clark from the Ohio Bobcat Club about making a transformational gift to support OHIO Women's Basketball. 
  • If you want to explore making a charitable gift to this campaign with a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), giving via a Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer, please also reach out to Brendan Clark.