SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Corp. recently donated $750,000 to the Doerr Family Field and track, a new practice and intramural facility that will serve all students on campus.

The site upgrade is set for completion this fall and will include a synthetic turf field, an advanced performance track, lighting, film towers, a scoreboard and landscaping with Cal Poly branding throughout.

The field and track symbolizes a broad partnership within the university and throughout the greater community, including major contributions from Associated Students Inc., Cal Poly Athletics and private donors. It is a vital step in offering expanded recreational facilities to Cal Poly students and meeting the long-term needs of the growing campus.

The field will make an immediate impact on the student-athlete experience and the university’s recruiting efforts. Additionally, it will allow for year-round intramural sports on the south side of campus.

“This project represents exactly what the Cal Poly Corporation is all about and what we work hard to do – to support Cal Poly and to work with others to create a positive impact for this campus,” said Lorlie Leetham, executive director for the corporation.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 5 to celebrate the start of construction. Doerr Family Field was named in honor of Richard and Kathleen Doerr, who provided the lead gift for the field.

About Cal Poly

Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 21,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives. For more information,

About Cal Poly Corporation

Cal Poly Corporation is the non-profit auxiliary organization to Cal Poly, providing self-supporting, innovative, and high-quality services to the university and assisting the institution in achieving its educational mission. For additional information, visit or call 805-756-1451.

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