Pittsburgh Faculty Hockey Basis is partnering with Robert Morris College to deliver again the hockey program – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – There is some hope that NCAA Division I hockey could return to Robert Morris University.
CONTINUE READING: Chris Howard, president of Robert Morris, says there are no plans to bring back the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams
The university’s athletics department says they are teaming up with the newly formed Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation in an attempt to raise funds to resume ice hockey programs.
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In a surprise announcement in the spring, the administrators of Robert Morris announced the immediate termination of the hockey program.
CONTINUE READING: Attorney representing RMU student-athletes hoping to bring back eliminated hockey programs
In response, alumni players and other RMU hockey supporters created the Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation to bring the sport back into the university.
They say in a press release that they have “already secured a significant amount of gifts and pledges”.
Representatives from the group and the university met on Monday and agreed to work on fundraising to save the programs.
They say they are working to “raise enough additional funds by July 31” to bring back ice hockey for the 2021-2022 season.
You have set yourself an overall goal of $ 7 million over the next five years.
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