Media Report on $1M Donation, UMaine Hockey Endowment
The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and SB Nation covered the announcement of the Savage Challenge, a five-year endowment drive for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey program that will be launched by a $1 million donation to UMaine by alumnus Tom Savage and his wife, Sally, of Key Largo, Florida. The donation will be used to match up to $1 million in gifts from UMaine hockey alumni and former coaches to the endowment fund. The endowment will provide direct operational support for the men’s ice hockey team. The goal of the Savage Challenge is to motivate former Black Bear men’s ice hockey student-athletes and coaches to become directly involved with the program’s future. “The Savages have been loyal supporters and donors for years. They’re true blue all the way,” said UMaine President Susan Hunter.