Dennis Brown | September 8, 2016
The University of Notre Dame will recognize James and Lisa McConnell in a private dedication ceremony Friday (Sept. 9) for their leadership gift to underwrite construction of the Fighting Irish rowing team’s McConnell Family Boathouse on the St. Joseph River near downtown South Bend.
“The construction of a boathouse has been a high priority – for our team and the community,” said Jack Swarbrick, vice president and James E. Rohr director of athletics. “The result is a beautiful and highly functional facility, and for that we are deeply grateful to the McConnells.”
Martin Stone, head coach of the Irish women’s team, added: “Jim and Lisa have been wonderful supporters of our program, and I can’t thank them enough for their gift. The boathouse already is making a significant difference and will continue to do so for many years to come.”