LEWISTON – Lewis-Clark State College has received a $ 2 million donation from P1FCU to enter into a 10-year naming agreement for the college’s primary indoor sports venue, the P1FCU Activity Center.
According to the agreement, the college activity center will be renamed the P1FCU activity center; and sponsorship of P1FCU’s Harris Field video panel will be extended to align with the agreement’s timeline. The deal, which was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education at its meeting earlier today, takes effect immediately and will run until Dec. 15, 2031, with an option to 10-year renewal.
“On behalf of Lewis-Clark State College and the many student-athletes who will benefit from this generous donation, I offer my sincere gratitude to P1FCU”, LC State President Cynthia Pemberton said. âWarrior athletics are an important part of our campus culture and experience, and our student-athletes excel on the courts, courts, fields and in classrooms. This donation will be a real game changer for our programs and the college. Thanks, P1FCU. We are incredibly grateful!
âFounded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State College has been anchored in the heart of Lewiston for 128 years. “ said Chris Loseth, President and CEO of P1FCU. âFormed in 1938, P1FCU has been woven into the fabric of the Lewis-Clark Valley for 83 years. We are the oldest local financial institution in Lewis-Clark Valley history and have supported Lewis-Clark State College, its students and faculty for many years. It is an honor for us to continue our long term partnership with the P1FCU Athletics Endowment Fund which will support student educational opportunities for years to come, and to support the P1FCU Activity Center which is an integral part of Lewiston serving residents. from the Lewis-Clark Valley to many local events held at the facility year after year. Our commitment to the Lewis-Clark Valley and its residents has never been stronger and we will continue to move forward together into the future as we have over the past 83 years.
With the $ 2 million, LC State will use $ 1 million to set up the P1FCU Athletics Endowment Fund to support student-athlete scholarships. The other million dollars can be used as an endowment to fund additional student-athlete scholarships, for athletic program and facility needs, and to help the college with its Title IX initiative.
“On behalf of the coaches, student-athletes and staff, we are blown away by the generosity of P1FCU”, LC State athletic director Brooke Henze said. âTo Chris Loseth, Patti Meshishnek and all the staff at P1FCU, thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students at LC State. This donation will help fund scholarships and athletics operations. Their contribution and commitment to LC State athletics and the community, now and over the years, will leave a positive impact on so many people.
P1FCU will continue to be recognized as a major sponsor of Warrior Athletics and the Avista NAIA World Series, and as a title sponsor of the Warrior Golf Classic and High School Awards.
LC State opened the activity center in January 2005 at a cost of $ 15 million. The facility features three full-size basketball courts and over 3,500 seats. In addition to being the home for LC State volleyball and basketball games, the facility has been used for LC State, Lewiston and Clarkston high school graduation ceremonies, Golden Throne basketball games between Lewiston and Clarkston High Schools, concerts, performances, reunions, powwows, and other events.
P1FCU was established in northern Idaho in 1938 when 12 employees of Potlatch Forest Incorporated pooled their money to provide loans and other financial services. P1FCU now has more than 100,000 members and two dozen sites that serve 18 counties in Idaho and eight counties in Oregon, as well as all of Washington state.