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IMPACT of Giving at Southwestern

Pirate Fund

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The Pirate Fund provides enhancements and upgrades to our existing athletic facilities.

Southwestern offers the finest liberal arts education and athletics department in Texas, thanks to the ideas, energy, and financial gifts received from parents, alumni and friends. Gifts to Southwestern University Athletics support the future of the educational and athletic experience for our student-athletes in a variety of ways. The Pirate Fund combines money raised from camps, designated gifts and the Pirate Golf Classic to provide enhancements and upgrades to our existing athletic facilities and programs. Recent donations have allowed us to complete the following projects:


  • Stadium Lights for Soccer and Lacrosse Field
  • Covered Baseball Batting Cage
  • Travel Funds for Teams
  • Softball Scoreboard Installation
  • Sign in the Main Athletics Department Lobby
  • Baseball Field Scoreboard
  • Softball Windscreens and Backstop
  • New Carpet in Locker Rooms
  • Training Room Remodel and Expansion
  • Soccer/Lacrosse Scoreboard


Needs on the Horizon

As Southwestern’s athletic department continues to grow with the recent additions of football and women’s lacrosse, the Athletic Department would like to make the following additions to better support our athletes in their endeavors:

  • Add new baseball locker room
  • Renovate existing men’s varsity locker room
  • Expand Robertson Center to add locker rooms and enhance fitness facilities benefiting the entire campus community
  • Soccer and lacrosse playing fields enhancements (ie., seating, press box)
  • Field house with varsity weight training room
  • Add new track
  • Two natural turf playing fields