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Gryphons coach donates millions

University of Guelph Gryphons football head coach Stu Lang has donated $10 million towards the revitalization of Richardson Stadium at Queen’s University.

“It is a privilege for me to make this pledge to my alma mater,” said Lang, in a Queen’s news release.

“My wife and I met at Queen’s. My experience as a student athlete prepared me well for the rest of my life. A big part of my personal development occurred outside the classroom as athletics, more than anything, shaped my life and I am happy to support Queen’s through my contribution to Richardson Stadium.”

With the pledge in place, the university will undertake a special campaign over the next few months to raise the remainder of the $25 million required to modernize the 40-year-old facility, said the release.

Lang is a former Queen’s star football player who went on to play in the Canadian Football League.

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