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I don't like the name but this is great news for athletic program. Hopefully, we can get the same sort of donation for naming rights to help build our new football stadium. :D

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Quote:FIU University Park's Golden Panther Arena will be renamed Pharmed Arena thanks to a $1 million donation by Jorge and Carlos de Cespedes, owners of the Miami-based Pharmed Group, the largest independent distributor of medical surgical and rehabilitative supplies in the United States.

Full story: <a href='http://www.fiusports.com/releases/081804.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.fiusports.com/releases/081804.htm</a>

[quote]De Cespedes Brothers Donate $1 Million to Florida International University Athletic Department
Donation is Largest in Athletics Department History

Jorge and Carlos de Cespedes, owners of the Miami-based Pharmed Group, the largest independent distributor of medical, surgical and rehabilitative supplies in the U.S., have donated $1 million to the Florida International University Athletics Department, announced FIU President Modesto Maidique. The de Cespedes brothers’ donation is the single largest donation in the history of the school’s Athletics department.

“The entrepreneurial spirit that Jorge developed and nurtured in this country is the ideal we try to instill in our students,
08-18-2004 01:21 PM
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That name is hideous. But hey, money talks.
08-18-2004 01:41 PM
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CONGRATS to FIU; the name on the structure is not so important, but the gift and what it will do for FIU is OUTSTANDING! I was once a doubter, but I am now a firm believer that adding Troy, FAU, and FIU was a great thing for the SBC. I look forward to FIUs football team growing in stature as will your new conference.

04-cheers
08-18-2004 04:14 PM
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Congrats on the donation! Don't worry about the name, some people thought "Movie Gallery Stadium" was funny....then the game started.
08-18-2004 05:15 PM
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That's great news for our program.....There are some rumors that Football donation is next 04-cheers Hey, a donation of eventually $2 million makes that new arena name, "Pharmed Arena" a very beautiful name indeed!! I just love that name!!!!!

Congrats to our administrators...Things are definitely looking up and money is starting to roll 04-bow
08-18-2004 05:17 PM
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Congrats on the donation FIU. 04-cheers

The name will become a thing of the past once the student body get wind of it. They will shorten,flip it or rub it down.. 03-wink and come up with something very unique from this.
The million dollars will still be seen in whatever name they come up with! That's the good part.

What's that old saying.."You can call me Ray or you can call me Johnson"...............
I'm aging myself here folks. 03-wink
08-18-2004 08:36 PM
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I got $10 that says the areana will be known as the "Pharm House" before the end of BBall season. :)
08-18-2004 09:54 PM
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CAPTAINASU Wrote:I got $10 that says the areana will be known as the "Pharm House" before the end of BBall season. :)
I thought something along those lines, "The Pharm" or "The Barn" (cause it's at the Pharm, etc...). Nothing wrong with this name, especially for 1 million dollars.
08-18-2004 10:20 PM
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SwampHound Wrote:
CAPTAINASU Wrote:I got $10 that says the areana will be known as the "Pharm House" before the end of BBall season.&nbsp; :)
I thought something along those lines, "The Pharm" or "The Barn" (cause it's at the Pharm, etc...). Nothing wrong with this name, especially for 1 million dollars.
Yeah, just think, now we have "The Cage" and "The Pharm" :laugh:
I can laugh at "us" because I am a student/alumni of FIU! 04-cheers

For a million dollars, you can change my name!
08-19-2004 09:35 AM
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