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New Gift Changes Name of UVU’s Baseball Field and Stadium; New Moniker is UCCU Ballpark

7 December 2017 No Comment

University Marketing & Communications: Scott Trotter | 801-863-6807 | scott.trotter@uvu.edu

 

OREM, UT – Utah Valley University’s baseball field and stadium were renamed today reflecting a new level of support by Utah Community Credit Union — effective immediately, the venue will be referred to as the UCCU Ballpark. All stadium signage on and off campus will be updated to reflect this change. The renaming is part of a $5.5 million gift UCCU donated to support UVU athletics and other programs.

UVU President Matthew S. Holland and Jeffrey L. Sermon, chief executive officer of Utah Community Credit Union, jointly announced the name change today at a frigid press event on the ballfield where Sermon threw the ceremonial first pitch.

“As UCCU and UVU have grown over the decades, we’ve grown closer, helping each other better serve this community we share together,” Sermon said.

The Orem-based credit union obtained the naming rights of the ballpark, which sits at a prominent junction on I-15 and University Parkway, for 10 years. “The naming of the UCCU Ballpark reflects our proud partnership with UVU, which has been serving and supporting the families of this community for over 70 years,” said Bret VanAusdal, UCCU executive vice president.

UVU baseball players have created a proud sports tradition that made history in 2016 when, as champions of the Western Athletic Conference, they were invited to play in their first NCAA Regionals. The UVU team shares the UCCU Ballpark with the minor-league Orem Owlz, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

About Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University is home to more than 37,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college, and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is Utah’s largest institution of higher learning (by head count) and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees.

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