Nicholls athletics receives substantial donation for facilities improvement

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THIBODAUX, La. — Tommy Meyer, a longtime supporter of Nicholls State University and its athletics programs, has made a generous pledge that will enhance several Colonel athletic facilities.

“I cannot begin to overstate the importance of Tommy’s transformative gift and its positive impact on our department as we strive to provide a model student-athlete experience. The facilities in which our young men and women practice and compete are vital to this effort,” said Matt Roan, Nicholls Director of Athletics.

“We are humbled by Tommy’s ongoing leadership and generosity, and I am honored to call him a friend,” Roan added. “It is our hope Tommy’s gift will serve as a catalyst as we pursue various forms of support and creative partnerships to enhance the facilities of all of our 14 programs.”

A special dedication for Meyer and his family will take place at Didier Field on Sunday, May 7 prior to the baseball game against Stephen F. Austin. Game time is scheduled for 1 pm.

“Nicholls State University is an integral part of our community — a community I am blessed to be a part of,” Meyer said. “Helping upgrade facilities and impact programs is a way of supporting the overall health of the University. Generally, I am thrilled to be able to support Nicholls Athletics in this way and hope others will step up and support the upward trajectory of Nicholls Athletics. Personally, I am grateful to be able to honor my brother’s memory in this way. Ben was a Nicholls student who lost his life prematurely, but his legacy will live on through our tremendous student-athletes.”

A Thibodaux resident, Meyer is a private wealth advisor with Meyer Financial Group of Ameriprise Financial. In addition to his support of Nicholls Athletics, he is active in local youth sports and is the founder of the Acadia Music Fest. In January 2017, Meyer was named the Frank Kennedy Citizen of the Year by the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce. He is the father of Jack and Ana.

Nicholls President Bruce Murphy said: “Tommy’s generosity is truly remarkable, and this pledge reflects his ongoing commitment to investing in Nicholls. A gift of this magnitude will elevate the Nicholls experience for student-athletes and Colonel fans for years to come.”

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