University of Missouri Receives $8.3 Million Gift

The University of Missouri has announced an $8.3 million gift to its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics from alumni Don and Audrey Walsworth.

The gift will be used to fund facility improvements and expansions, including renovations to Memorial Stadium and a new clubhouse for the men's and women's golf teams at the Club at Old Hawthorne. The Walsworths' son, Ed, and daughter, Lynn, played on the Mizzou golf teams while attending MU.

"This gift is indicative of the fantastic leadership of the university and the athletic department, including the outstanding coaches and staff," said Don Walsworth, who is a former chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. "We love the move to the SEC and how far athletics has advanced to achieve national prominence in so many different sports. Our gift is also for the student-athletes, as we believe their education should come first — an ideal I know our family shares with the university."

"$8.3 Million Gift Will Support MU Athletic Facility Improvements." University of Missouri Press Release 01/29/2013.