Florida and FGCU Share Griffin Family Connection

Last Updated on June 5, 2014

Making it to the Sweet Sixteen isn’t the only thing the Florida Gators and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have in common. They’re also both the recipients of great generosity by the Ben Hill Griffin family.

Gator fans will recognize Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. as the namesake of The Swamp. His son, Ben Hill Griffin III, donated the 760 acres upon which Florida Gulf Coast University now resides. He also recently made a $25,000 donation to FGCU, half of which was meant to fund the first-ever football scholarship at the school.

Ben Hill Griffin III doesn’t only donate to FGCU, however. He also recently funded approximately 50 percent of Florida’s renovated athletic training facility.

You can read more about the Griffin family’s connection to both schools on OnlyGators.com.

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