The Kevin Grimmer Court Campaign
The SUNY Poly Foundation has launched a campaign to honor beloved former Athletic Director/Coach Kevin Grimmer, who has passed away from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Kevin Grimmer Fund for Wildcat Athletics has been established to accept charitable contributions in his honor, which will provide SUNY Poly Wildcat student-athletes with additional support and resources. In recognition of this campaign, which has a fundraising goal of $135,000, the basketball court was recently renamed “The Kevin Grimmer Court at the Campus Center” in perpetuity.
Coach Grimmer was a legend, at SUNY Poly and in the Mohawk Valley. His impact results from his many contributions to our athletics program and is evident in the thousands of student-athletes he supported through coaching and in his role as Athletic Director. He also contributed to several significant upgrades to the university’s athletics program. This included overseeing the planning and construction of the $20 million Wildcat Field House, turf field with lights, new baseball field and improved softball field, as well as assisting with the planning of the upcoming $25 million renovation project at the Campus Center prior to his retirement.
Grimmer is also responsible for adding the sports of men's and women's volleyball, women's lacrosse and women's soccer while shaping the SUNY Poly athletics program, which now has a roster of 13 NCAA sports.
Kevin’s athletic accomplishments, beginning in high school, have landed him in both the Greater Utica Area Sports Hall of Fame and the Notre Dame High School Juggler Hall of Fame. Following his outstanding collegiate career, his Hamilton College jersey was raised to the rafters of the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House in a ceremony celebrating Continental All-Americans.
Coach Grimmer spent many years in the gym coaching and mentoring student-athletes and making a difference in their lives and the overall campus experience. It's now our time to give back to honor him.
Please join us in contributing to this campaign in support of Coach Grimmer. Donations can be made online or directed to the SUNY Poly Foundation, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502. If you have any questions, please contact the SUNY Poly Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-792-7110.
Thank you for your consideration, and please keep Kevin in your thoughts as he takes on this challenge with determination and gratefulness for all the support and well wishes.