When in Need, Go to the Bench...
A great coach knows when to look at the bench for a spark. The same is true for University of Redlands Intercollegiate Athletics. Fortunately for us, the Bulldog Bench has provided that spark since 1971 and continues to contribute to the success of our programs by enhancing the outstanding student-athlete experience.
This level of success and the commitment to provide an outstanding student-athlete experience are made possible because of the support of the greater athletic community – its alumni, parents, and friends. We encourage you to join the Bulldog Bench today. Your annual membership of just $100 provides important resources to sustain and enhance the student-athlete experience and maintain the momentum behind years of success, on and off the playing field.
By joining the Bench, you will help us continue our success and reach new milestones. Please know that 100% of your membership will be used to support our athletic programs, and if you choose to support a specific team, that program will receive $50 directly from your gift.
On behalf of our 500 student-athletes, we ask you to become a member of the team that makes a difference for the Bulldogs!
Two major events currently take up the bulk of the Bench’s time and resources. The first is the annual Edwin B. Hales Bulldog Bench Golf Classic, which raises nearly $40,000 annually with the help of major sponsors, tee-sign sponsors, golfer fees, and auction.
PHOTOS from the 2018 Tournament
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In addition, the Bulldog Bench Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner has become a celebration of athletic achievement by some of the finest athletes to ever don the maroon and gray. The Hall of Fame is overseen by the Hall of Fame Committee, which is chaired by Gary Smith. Our next induction into the Hall of Fame will take place during Homecoming weekend of 2018.
The Bench continues to help finance endeavors such as the completion of batting cages and the installation of a flag near the baseball and Farquhar Fields. The Bench has also provided monetary gifts to the Fitness Center, Frank R. Serrao Gateway, Ashel Cunningham Track and much more.