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Donors gain naming rights, FUS memorabilia for project

January 30, 2014
From staff reports , Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE -Two donors have been honored for their contributions to the $5 million expansion of the Finnegan Fieldhouse at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The donors, Dr. Thomas Matanzo and Thomas Graham, received pieces of the Baron basketball court signed by legendary Barons' basketball coach Hank Kuzma and naming rights for their donations.

A local dentist and 1981 Franciscan alumnus, Matanzo purchased the naming rights to a cardio machine. Graham, a Jefferson County commissioner and director of the social work program at the university, bought the naming rights to the sauna in the men's locker room. Both are holding a piece of Kuzma Court they received for their donations.

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DONATIONS RECOGNIZED — Legendary Franciscan University of Steubenville basketball coach Hank Kuzma, center, thanked Dr. Thomas Matanzo, left, and Thomas Graham for their donations to the Finnegan Fieldhouse expansion project by presenting them with signed copies of the Kuzma Court. -- Contributed

Naming rights are available for many of the rooms, equipment and services that come with the expansion. Persons interested in making their name or a loved one's name a permanent feature in the fieldhouse can contact Chris Ice in the university's development office at (740) 284-5474 or by e-mail at

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