I said last week that Jeramiah Dickey was the best hire that was made last year and he continues to prove me right. Today, Dickey announced a 7-figure cash donation to the athletic department through the Lyle Smith Society, and they’ve already got big plans for the dough. The donor wished to remain anonymous (and let me tell you, it took a lot of humility for me to request that), but you’ll probably be able to figure it out as they’ll have the only Loge Box with it’s own AC unit—Marlene Tromp and Jeramiah Dickey fanning it with palm fronds. Jokes aside, the $1m is the first ever 7-figure gift to the Lyle Smith Society and is already earmarked for a new state-of-the-art turf surface for the Caven-Williams Complex and if there’s any left over...I don’t know...pizza party?
Boise State Athletics has secured its first $1 Million gift through the Lyle Smith Society. This gift, and the many others, helps our student-athletes succeed on the field, in the classroom and in life.— Boise State Broncos (@BroncoSports) July 6, 2021
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Of course all this got me thinking...what if all of us could make the second million dollar donation to the Lyle Smith Society? After all, it just takes 200,000 people to donate $5 (this is the GoFundMe minimum donation...we checked) and they’ll probably let us all present one of those giant checks. Whaddya say, Nuggies...can we match?