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  February 12, 2001

Memorabilia Sought for
Husky Heritage Sports Museum

The Division of Athletics needs the help of faculty, staff, and fans in collecting memorabilia about UConn athletics for the Husky Heritage Sports Museum that is planned. The museum, part of the Alumni Association's Alumni House expansion project, is scheduled to open in the fall.

"This facility will depict the exciting and uplifting story of the superior academic and athletic record of generations of young male and female student-athletes," says Lew Perkins, director of athletics. "The rich history and winning tradition of UConn athletics will be on display."

A contract to design and build the museum has been awarded to 1220 Exhibits Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., a firm that has produced athletic museums for several universities and organizations, including the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.

"The designers are looking for photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia to help tell the story of UConn athletics to campus visitors, students, donors, recruits, and the University community," Perkins says. "The University is planning to display not only our championship trophies but also memorabilia - jerseys, programs, tickets, rings, photos, etc. - from the personal collections of our many dedicated fans.

"We need everyone to look in their attics, closets and scrapbooks and help us locate significant pieces of our history," Perkins adds. "Please help us make this project a success."

If you have something you would like to donate to the museum for possible display, please send a photograph and a brief description of the item with your name and daytime phone number to: Valerie Key, Project Manager, 1220 Exhibits Inc., 3801 Vulcan Drive, Nashville, TN 37211. Please do not send the actual item now. A member of the design team will contact you.