Thank you for your interest in The Extra Mile Campaign. While this campaign has ended, you may still make a donation in support of Swimming and Diving here: Select OTHER, then indicate Swimming and Diving in the designation line.

Swimming and Diving Locker Room Renovation Project

Participation Drive
133 Donors
Towards goal of 125 Donors
$88,500.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on December 07, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners

Lockers have been ordered (only SIX left). Graphic Design Concepts. Links to share.

December 16, 2018

In just over 3 months 150 families, friends and dedicated alumni contributed $185,000 through leadership gifts, 60 lockers sponsorships and additional donations.  The lockers have been ordered and the demolition planning is underway. 


Because of YOUR contributions, we’re now in the “bell lap” of the Extra Mile campaign.  Only 100 yards to go!


While the general campaign ended December 7th, we’re still accepting donations of any level (especially “final lap” contributions of $50 and $100), locker sponsorships (only 6 remaining) and leadership gifts to meet our locker renovation goal and honor Wally Morton. 


Please share the links to the leader/locker brochure ( and our donation site ( with other CSU Swimming & Diving friends and alumni.  Encourage them to support the campaign, and direct them to our on-line donation site:, where they can select OTHER, then indicate The Extra Mile Campaign in the designation line and make their donation via credit card.


To all our friends that have donated a locker, please be thinking about your locker design!  We will be sending out details shortly.


Questions about your locker design options (see the latest graphics concepts below )?  Email “” and we’ll follow-up promptly.


Thank you so much for your support, and best wishes during this Holiday Season.




Coach Paul Graham, Helen Curak (’01), Joe Stockwell ('81) and

Dave Guinther ('69)

Finishing Strong - Your Role in Going The Extra Mile

December 04, 2018

In just 3 months, YOU, along with 120 other families, friends and dedicated alumni contributed $165,000 through leadership gifts, 50 lockers sponsorships and other donations.  While this has been a truly remarkable achievement by any CSU team or College standard, we still need support from all our families, friends and alumni for one last push. To help make the "Wally Morton Locker Rooms" a reality, honoring Wally's 4 decades of service to our Team, The University, Cleveland and the international world of swimming.


You can help with this final effort to finish "Viking Strong" by reaching out to other families, especially alumni, to get out the word and ask others to participate in the Extra Mile Campaign.


We are still looking for donations of any level, locker sponsorships and leadership gifts.


The general campaign ends Friday, December 7th at midnight.  YOU can help by sharing the links to the leader/locker brochure ( and this site ( with other CSU Swimming & Diving friends and alumni.


And if you haven't checked out the graphic concepts for the customized donor locker plaques, see below.


Thank you.

Please sponsor one of the 19 remaining lockers - go the “Extra Mile” TODAY to support our team and Honor Wally

November 20, 2018

CSU Swimming & Diving family members, friends and alumni have now committed $100,000 in leadership gifts, $48,000 in locker sponsorships and over $7,000 in donations toward the Locker Renovation Project. THANK YOU to all our contributors, especially those who increased their original donations to “Extra Miler” level.


Please help us finish the “Extra Mile” campaign Viking Strong by sponsoring one of the remaining 19 lockers.


By doing so TODAY you will help make the "Wally Morton Locker Rooms" a realty, honoring Wally's 4 decades of service to our team, the university, Cleveland and the international world of swimming.


Here's how you can help:

  • Sponsor a locker for $1,650
  • Reach out to other friends, family and teammates to jointly sponsor a locker
  • Personally contact five others to encourage them to support this project.

Check out these latest design concepts for an individual locker plaque. Each sponsor or group will be able to provide customization for their own unique plaque.


Thank You - and Go Vikes !

Alumni have stepped up - Leadership Donations hit $85,000

October 25, 2018

Thanks to generous, engaged alumni we're now over halfway to our $200,000 goal, with $85,000 in leadership gifts, $15,000 in locker sponsorships and over $8,000 in donations. THANK YOU to all our donors.


We are now reaching out to all alumni, friends and families to ask for their support to HELP OUR TEAM FINISH STRONG and HONOR WALLY

  • Sponsor a locker for $1,650 (at this time we are 12 down and 52 to go)
  • Create your own “team” to jointly sponsor a locker (relay team, family, class of ‘YY, or other creative way to generate sponsorship for a locker.)
  • Make a donation of any level – ALL DONOR NAMES will be on the pool wall
  • Promote this to others– getting out the word to 1,000 friends and alumni is not easy !
  • Ask a merchant or restaurant or business acquaintance for sponsor support

Thank you, and Go Vikes!

Keep Pushing Forward!

September 18, 2018

At the halfway point of our Swimming & Diving locker room campaign, we have received support from friends, family and Cleveland State supporters alike! This has allowed us to raise $8,950 from 16 donors. However, we need YOU to help us keep pushing forward!


Please help our student-athletes have the highest quality collegiate experience possible by donating to, as well as, sharing our locker room campaign today!


Thank you and Go Vikes!

One Week Down!

September 11, 2018

After one week our campaign has raised $5,025 from 11 donors. This is a good start, but we have a long way to go in order to reach our goal!


Please continue to share our campaign with your friends, family and social networks so that all will have the opportunity to connect with our Swimming & Diving teams.


Thanks and Go Vikes!


Off the Blocks!

September 07, 2018

Our crowdfunding campaign is successfully underway with no false starts! We have raised $3,950 from 8 donors in our first 3 days since launching.


Please share this campaign with friends, family and fellow CSU supporters through your social networks to help us reach our goal! 


Thank You!

Go the Extra Mile

September 04, 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of our Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Locker Room Campaign.


Practice for our Swimming & Diving teams start today! This semester, our students-athletes will be working hard both in the classroom and in the pool.


Throughout the month, we will be asking for your support to “Go The Extra Mile” by not only giving to our campaign, but also by sharing our campaign with your friends, family and social network.


Go Vikes!


Choose a giving level


Brand New Paint

Donations at this level will provide one gallon of new paint for the locker room walls. Help us show our CSU Pride!



Your gift of $100 will provide an hour's worth of demolition to our outdated locker room.


Shower Stalls

Your gift of $500 will provide our student-athlete's with a completely redone shower stall including new shower heads.


*Go The Extra Mile*

Your gift of $1,650 will purchase a brand new locker for a student-athlete and includes a plaque with your name inscribed on it forever.

Our Crowdfunding Groups