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DiMare Family Donates $1.6 Million to Fund New Scoreboard at Mark Light Field

DiMare Family Donates $1.6 Million to Fund New Scoreboard at Mark Light Field

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Wednesday that the DiMare family has pledged a $1.6 million donation to fund a state-of-the-art scoreboard at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

“The gameday experience at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field is one of the best in all of college baseball and this new scoreboard will only serve to enhance that experience for our fans,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “We want to thank the DiMare family for their continued support of Miami Athletics, which will assist us in providing the best possible student-athlete experience for years to come.”

The DiMare family have been longtime supporters of University of Miami Athletics, the University and the surrounding Miami community. The DiMare family hopes their philanthropy will inspire others to give back in support of Hurricane student-athletes.

“My family and I are thrilled to be able to contribute to a program and gameday atmosphere that has meant so much to us over the years,” Paul DiMare said. “The Light is a special place, and the new scoreboard will further enhance the enjoyment of players, fans and Hurricanes supporters.”

The Hurricanes baseball program is in the process of a facility enhancement project. In the fall of 2020, Miami opened the Jimmy and Kim Klotz Player Development Center — a top-of-the-line indoor practice facility that houses batting cages, bullpens and a multi-purpose area.

Last year, UM baseball alumnus Tommy Adams contributed towards the University of Miami’s Baseball Facility Enhancement Campaign that supported funding of the new scoreboard, as well as renovations to the Hurricanes locker room, players’ lounge and nutrition center.

For more information on how to make a gift in support of University of Miami athletics, call the Hurricane Club at (305) 284-6699 or visit miamihurricanes.com/hurricane-club.