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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - 12:13 pm

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Athletic program expansion plans in works


Robert Bunnell, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health, Recreation & Sports/Athletic Director

Peregrine Sports

By ROBERT D. BUNNELL

Asst. Vice Chancellor of Health, Recreation & Sports/Athletic Director

Athletics has formed a membership support organization for Peregrine athletics teams, called the Peregrine (“P”) Club. The group was established to enhance the relationship between the University’s athletics programs and its alumni and friends.

The Club also is charged with increasing the level of financial support for PUC’s athletics programs. For more information on the club and how to become a member, please contact me at bunnellr@calumet.purdue.edu, or go to the Peregrine Club website at http://webs.purduecal.edu/peregrine-club/.

PUC receives 7.6-acre gift for athletic field development

Last Dec 30, Purdue Calumet became the owner of a 7.6-acre tract of undeveloped land in the Hessville section of Hammond, about 1.5 miles from campus, for the express purpose of athletic field development to support future Peregrine athletic program growth.

Richard Pellar, president of Crown Corr, Inc. made the gift in honor of his father, Joseph C. Pellar, to allow Purdue Calumet to plan for future expansion of intercollegiate teams. A plan, recently approved by the University’s Strategic Leadership, calls for the addition of 10 new varsity programs over a 10-year period. The current campus footprint does not allow for a great deal of athletic and recreational development, other than an area to the east of University Village 2, the new student housing complex scheduled to be occupied this fall.

Order Peregrine paraphernalia

Soon you’ll be able to order your very own Pereginalia (Peregrine paraphernalia) online with the addition of a team shop for PUC athletics. Keep checking the athletic website for information about the new store, which will allow you to order stock PUC athletic items with the new athletic logos, or create your own design. Plans call for the store to be operational this spring.

Go Peregrines! Fear the Bird!