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Laura Meikle Koch Locker Room Campaign When Laura Meikle Koch, one of Drexel Soccer's all-time greats, lost her battle with lung cancer in the Spring of 2008, her family and friends made a commitment, along with the Drexel Athletic Department to find a way to properly honor her life and her enduring memory. Before the team's opening game of the 2008 season, Head Coach Ray Goon, along with Laura's husband Steve, and the Meikle family announced that each year a player would be chosen to wear Laura's #9 jer- sey based on that person displaying the traits that defined the way Laura lived her life, and the way she played the game. In addition to honoring Laura through the #9, it is important to ensure that her story is forever a part of what it means to play women's soccer at Drexel. The Laura Koch Memorial Locker Room will serve as the home of Dragons soccer. Every woman who chooses to play for Drexel and every recruit and parent that visits Drexel, will learn about Laura's remarkable spirit, and her tremendous commitment and con- tributions to the program and to her family and friends. In order to make this project a reality, the Koch & Meikle families, and the Drexel athletics family is looking for your support. The women's soccer locker room will undergo a complete renovation; which will not only provide a fitting facility to honor Laura's memory, it will also contain a wall of recognition that tells Laura's story and list all of the names of the people like you who contribute to this campaign. We invite you to make an outright gift, or commit to a pledge over a 3 year period to make the Laura Meikle Koch Locker room campaign successful, and ensure that her memory will endure in the everyday lives of Drexel Women's soccer players. Estimated Project Cost: $100,000 Naming Opportunities: Locker Naming - $1,000 (will receive plaque locker) All donors will receive recognition on donor plaque in locker room Contributions and pledges should be sent to: Laura Meikle Koch Locker Room Campaign Drexel University, Department of Athletics 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Make checks payable to: Drexel University For more information please contact Associate Athletic Director, Jill Axel at email@example.com or 215- 895-1213 or Director of Athletic Development, Gavin Viano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-895-1607.
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