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Ole Miss tennis program to benefit from major donation

The UMAA Foundation is pleased to announce that Ole Miss Tennis has become the beneficiary of a $1 million gift made by alumnus and long time athletics supporter Will Galtney of Houston, Texas.

“We are so grateful to Will for his exemplary support,” said Danny White, UMAA Foundation Executive Director. “His leadership and commitment to our program, our coaches and student-athletes will be felt for decades to come.”

The gift will serve to fund a significant expansion to the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. Already one of the nation’s finest collegiate tennis facilities, the tennis center is undergoing a number of improvements including the addition of more spectator seating and enhancements to the locker rooms, study areas and coaches’ offices.

“It’s my pleasure to be able to contribute to the tennis center expansion,” Galtney said. “I’m very proud of what our coaches and players have accomplished over the years and look forward to watching them continue to compete for championships year after year. I’m happy to have the opportunity to continue to give back to Ole Miss.”

In grateful recognition of his gift, the courts at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center will be named the William F. Galtney, Jr., Courts.

“Will was an outstanding tennis player for Ole Miss. In fact, his 1974 team held the record for the most wins for nearly 20 years,” Ole Miss men’s tennis head coach Billy Chadwick said. “This gift to our tennis center will enable our program to remain one of the nation’s finest.”

“We are thrilled with Will’s generosity and continued support of Ole Miss Tennis,” Ole Miss women’s coach Mark Beyers said. “It will ensure that our facilities can compete with the very best in the nation.”The UMAA Foundation is pleased to announce that Ole Miss Tennis has become the beneficiary of a $1 million gift made by alumnus and long time athletics supporter Will Galtney of Houston, Texas.

“We are so grateful to Will for his exemplary support,” said Danny White, UMAA Foundation Executive Director. “His leadership and commitment to our program, our coaches and student-athletes will be felt for decades to come.”

The gift will serve to fund a significant expansion to the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. Already one of the nation’s finest collegiate tennis facilities, the tennis center is undergoing a number of improvements including the addition of more spectator seating and enhancements to the locker rooms, study areas and coaches’ offices.

“It’s my pleasure to be able to contribute to the tennis center expansion,” Galtney said. “I’m very proud of what our coaches and players have accomplished over the years and look forward to watching them continue to compete for championships year after year. I’m happy to have the opportunity to continue to give back to Ole Miss.”

In grateful recognition of his gift, the courts at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center will be named the William F. Galtney, Jr., Courts.

“Will was an outstanding tennis player for Ole Miss. In fact, his 1974 team held the record for the most wins for nearly 20 years,” Ole Miss men’s tennis head coach Billy Chadwick said. “This gift to our tennis center will enable our program to remain one of the nation’s finest.”

“We are thrilled with Will’s generosity and continued support of Ole Miss Tennis,” Ole Miss women’s coach Mark Beyers said. “It will ensure that our facilities can compete with the very best in the nation.” (December 13, 2011, Page 6)

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