Lynn Clark

Softball alumni-led fundraising campaign will improve field, build connections

Installing artificial turf on Mines Softball field is the goal of $140,000 fundraising campaign
Head Coach Mike Coutts, Hannah Roberts, Kerry Siggins, Sidney Wilson, assistant coach Barb Duran

The Softball Field Improvement Fund campaign aims to rebuild connections between Mines Softball alumni and today’s team. Current infielders Hannah Roberts (second from left) and Sidney Wilson (second from right) pose for a photo with alum Kerry Siggins ’01 (center), Head Coach Mike Coutts and Assistant Coach Barb Duran.

Kerry Siggins ’01, Kari Gonzales ’02 and Kim Alanis ’04 MS ’05 say that playing Oredigger softball created a support system that kept them at Mines through tough personal struggles while teaching them skills that led to the executive careers and rich lives they lead today.

Now, the alumni looking to others to join them in a $140,000 fundraising campaign that will install artificial turf on the softball field — improving the team’s ability to practice outside, keep home games at home and recruit top talent — and to rebuild connections with today’s team.

“Alumni are as important to our program as our current players are,” head coach Mike Coutts said. “They’re our history. I want our kids to meet and learn about as many alumni as possible. I believe this campaign will create those opportunities.”

Read more about the Softball Field Improvement Fund campaign and how Mines influenced their careers on the Campaign for MINES@150 site

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Lynn Clark

Advancement Communications Writer, Colorado School of Mines Foundation
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Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and innovations to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.