Harrisburg athletics receives donation from the Douglas W. Pollock Foundation

The Douglas W. Pollock Foundation has made a $750,000 donation to support Penn State Harrisburg athletics and the naming of the Courtney Pollock Memorial Field and Softball Complex.

“Words can't express how grateful the college is to the Douglas W. Pollock Foundation for their extraordinary generosity,” said Penn State Harrisburg Athletic Director Rahsaan Carlton. “This sets the stage for the direction we want to move in making our program the very best it can be.   Most important, it will impact student athletes for years to come by helping them fulfill their academic and athletic potential.”

Courtney Pollock, the late daughter of Douglas W. Pollock, was a native of the Capital Region, and graduated from Lower Dauphin High School in 1999 where she played softball and field hockey and actively volunteered in the community. She graduated from Penn State in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.  She went on to teach and coach in the area in the Lower Dauphin and Central Dauphin school districts.

“The late Doug Pollock was a proud Penn State alumnus and collegiate athlete, having played on the University’s tennis team” said Mike Bangs, Douglas Pollock’s friend and attorney. “He appreciated the important role intercollegiate athletics has on the college experience and in particular, its benefit to the student athlete. His gift will impact Penn State Harrisburg students for years to come, all in honor of his daughter Courtney, who shared his love of sports and Penn State.”

The Douglas W. Pollock Foundation has been supporting Penn State Harrisburg since 2014. They have endowed the Courtney Pollock Memorial Trustee Scholarship, a need-based scholarship benefiting students in the elementary education program at Penn State Harrisburg. 

A formal naming ceremony is expected for spring 2017.

Last Updated October 20, 2016