[Posted October 15, 2016] The massive plaques saluting Coach Dick Kampmann, Uni sprinter (and double Olympic gold medalist) Mel Patton ‘43 and the school’s first principal, Angus Cavanaugh, are now mounted outside the north side of the South Gym.
The plaques, made possible by donors – those who gave $100 or more are listed on a separate plaque, also now mounted – commemorate the naming of Uni’s new athletic facilities as “Kampmann Stadium,” “Patton Track” and “Cavanaugh Field.”
If you would like to see the plaques, please note that Uni is a closed school and one cannot simply walk onto campus. The best way to assure entry is to make arrangements with the school by calling (310) 914-3500 and ask to schedule a date to come to see the plaques.
A few copies of the souvenir DVD of the May 15th Kampmann-Patton Honors Luncheon are still available through the UHEF.org Web site. The full speaking program is included, along with personal messages to Coach Dick Kampmann and the Patton family and a short highlights video of the event.
The DVDs are $20 each and can be ordered by going to the UHEF.org “Donate Now” page and under the “Comments” section, please enter “Kampmann-Patton DVD.” We’ll send it to you directly by U.S. mail right away.