For many years Ed Mizinski (BS76) has been a driving force in supporting the Athletic Equipment Department at Eastern Michigan University. Ed, a former letterwinner and standout football player at EMU, has devoted much of his life and career to public service and has always understood the integral role the support staff plays in the overall success of an athletic department.
To honor the tradition of his annual support of EMU and its sports programs, we are seeking to grow an endowed fund named in his honor - the EM 13 Equipment Room Endowment. The funds generously given to this endowment will be used on many of the same things Ed and other generous equipment donors in the past have helped facilitate. the focus will be on items that are needed but may not fit into the annual operating budget. These items directly impact the success of the equipment staff and student managers' goal of supporting student-athletes.
Past items purchased with donor support include:
Work bench table and storage
Tool box and equipment
Utility trailer for field set up
Football brush machine
Apparel heat press
Inventory scanner and label machine
Casual meals for student managers
These and many other initiatives funded over the years have made a huge impact in EMU Athletics. The staff has been able to provide a higher level of service for all student athletes at Eastern Michigan because of this support. The purchases made with these funds also help offset the equipment budget as a whole, creating the ability to accept more student managers into the program. Join Ed and other generous alumni who recognize the importance of supporting the Team behind the Teams!
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