Rod Sparrow (’71) pledges $1 million gift to support UMaine Athletic Facilities Master Plan

Rod Sparrow, a member of the University of Maine Class of ‘71, gave a $1 million gift to support the University of Maine Athletic Facilities Master Plan, part of the UMS TRANSFORMS initiative launched in October 2020 by the Harold Alfond Foundation’s $240 million commitment to the University of Maine System.

The gift will support the football program’s capital improvements, including new coaches and team offices and meeting rooms, and will provide Sparrow with the naming rights to the new office facility.

“I enjoyed the whole experience up at Maine so I couldn’t be happier about making the donation and helping out,” Sparrow says.

Read more on the UMaine Athletics website.