Frustrated Save Cal Baseball Effort Continues

April 1, 2011

The Save Cal Baseball effort is not done. The group has been in fund raising mode since the announcement to eliminate the program was made last September, and it hopes to have enough funds to keep the program through next year and beyond.

Winners of seven straight, the Golden Bears (17-5) host USC in Pac-10 play this weekend. They swept Washington State last week to open conference play.

Here’s an update posted today by one of the group’s organizers, Doug Nickle, on the Save Cal Baseball Facebook page:

Remarkably, the Chancellor has not reinstated Cal Baseball today.

He said we still need another million dollars before he will do so. Frustration does not begin to explain our sentiment at this time. It took $8 million to reinstate rugby, women’s gymnastics, and women’s lacrosse. We now have over $9 million raised solely for baseball.

We know baseball will be reinstated this year, and without interruption to program, so we must continue to be positive. We’ve raised record funding in a very short period of time and we know we will raise the next $1 million with the same tenacity and determination that we’ve all exhibited thus far.



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