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Mizzou’s athletic department receives a $1.675 million donation

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With now a net total of $11 million in large donations, Sterk and the athletic department are finding momentum for the new football facilities campaign.

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With the most recent campaign for new football facilities in the south end zone, Mizzou is in need of generous donations to boost funding. On September 8th, Mizzou received a donation of $10 million dollars towards the campaign, which came as friendly surprise to Sterk and the Mizzou athletic department.

As of today, September 28th, Mizzou has now announced another gift of $1.675 million. Of which $1 million of the donation will be directly used for the funding of the new $75 million football facility. The remaining amount will be used for other athletic department initiatives.

"We are so grateful for this very generous gift," Sterk said, “It is critical to keep momentum building with our drive for new facilities, and this is exactly the shot in the arm we need to keep that moving forward.”

Odom also spoke of what these donations mean to the program. “Our donors are amazing with the passion they have for Mizzou and for our program. This is the type of support we need to keep things rolling, and I can't thank our donor enough for their generosity,"

These gifts definitely come as a sight for soar eyed Mizzou fans and new AD Jim Sterk, especially after a tumultuous 2015 season. With over $11 million in large donations given since the start of the campaign, Mizzou should expect more contributions over the course of the year.