(Written by Ken Crawford)
I got an e-mail today from Sandy Barbour indicating that the great fund-raising efforts of the baseball team have paid off. You can read her e-mail here and a press-release with the chancellor’s comments here. The team will be saved! WOOHOO!
Frankly, I’m quite surprised they were able to raise as much money as they did. Good for them. I’m also a bit surprised that there’s an announcement when they’re $1 million short of the stated goal and “the team’s formal reinstatement will be announced once the $10 million target is met through continued fundraising.” Huh? Wasn’t this the official announcement? It’s a bit odd. I guess it’s a statement that they’re committed to re-instatement and there’s no “decision” left to be made… just a few more dollars (OK $1 million) to be secured.
Nevertheless, I share the confidence of the administration and the fundraisers that the money will be raised and the official announcement is just a formality.
It’s a great day for Cal athletics!