Athletics Center O'rena Gold Tile Program | O'rena Gold Tile Program Interest Form
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Oakland University Athletics introduced the O'rena Gold Tile Program on Monday to coincide with the O'rena hallway renovation project occurring this summer, announced Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Padraic McMeel. Contributors to the Gold Tile Program will help invest in the Golden Grizzlies student-athletes and the future of Oakland University Athletics while receiving a permanent tile in the hallway for the life of the O'rena.
"Oakland University Athletics has had an incredible journey over the last 53 years and as we continue to build the foundation for our 320 student-athletes today and in the future, we wanted a way for our fans to be able to assist our programs while `leaving their footprint' in the process." stated McMeel. "The Gold Tile program provides an emotional connection for our fans of not only Oakland University Athletics but Oakland University. And with their tile, they can show their family, friends, fans and our coaches and student-athletes on a daily basis of their support and connection to Oakland."
Participants will be able to transform the O'rena by purchasing a personalized gold tile that will be placed in the main hallway. In addition to the Gold Tile Program, the hallway in the O'rena is being renovated to include a virtual Hall Of Honor, highlights of our great Pioneer and Golden Grizzlies history, and an emphasis on our Ethos of Athletics here at Oakland University.
"Supporters from all across Oakland's 50-plus years of Athletics are able to leave their mark on campus as we are celebrating both the Pioneers and the Golden Grizzlies with this program," said Assistant AD for Development Tara Bergeron. "This is an opportunity for former student-athletes, supporters, fans and alums to put their name on a tile that will forever be a permanent fixture inside the Athletics Center O'rena."
Tiles will be one foot by one foot in size that can be personalized with a maximum of 60 characters. Fans can also add one of three logos (bear head, Pioneer Pete or the school crest) to a tile for an additional charge.
For more information or to purchase a tile contact Tara Bergeron at 248-370-4034, email at Bergeron@oakland.edu or fill out the O'rena Gold Tile Program Interest Form.