Dick & Sharon Resch Announce Major Gift to Green Bay Athletics

Posted on 4-25-2024

Green Bay Athletics is pleased to announce a recent major gift from Dick and Sharon Resch in support of men’s basketball excellence at UW-Green Bay (UWGB). This gift will serve as a challenge match to encourage others to give to the IGNITE Phoenix Men’s Basketball Fund through the UWGB Foundation.

The IGNITE Phoenix Men’s Basketball Fund is focused on providing Phoenix student-athletes and coaches with the resources they need in their pursuit of excellence, with a focus on elevating the profile and status of Phoenix basketball to ensure Green Bay is in a position of strength in today’s challenging Division I landscape

The Resch name has long been synonymous with Green Bay Basketball as the Phoenix have called the Resch Center home since its opening in 2002.

“We are so grateful to Dick and Sharon Resch for their amazing gift to Phoenix Basketball,” said Director of Athletics Josh Moon. “It is such an important time for this program, as we continue to build and ensure sustained excellence. Seeing the Resch Center come alive last year and hearing from so many long-time supporters on why Phoenix basketball should always be a shining light for this region is why we need everyone’s help to invest right now. We have a goal of raising over $2.5M in gifts and pledges over the next 5 years, and we have raised $1.5M thus far. We are on the right track. Thank you to the Resch’s and all those who have stepped up so far; I’m confident that this challenge match will help push us over our goal.”

“Thank you, Dick & Sharon, for your unwavering BELIEF and the legacy you have left on our program and in this community!”, Green Bay men’s basketball head coach Sundance Wicks added. “It is the BELIEF in something greater than ourselves that calls us to action. I can now say without a shadow of a doubt that Phoenix basketball is back because of this BELIEF. This transformational gift from the Resch family will serve as a catalyst for the continued ascension of our program. It is time for all of us, the trailblazers, the early adopters, and the blood in the bricks family members of the Fighting Phoenix to ‘DOUBLE DOWN’ on the ‘THE GREEN BAY WAY’ and your BELIEF in this storied program. For it is in the giving that we truly receive.”

To give to the IGNITE PHOENIX Basketball Fund, Please Click HERE.

UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​