$10 Million Pledge to Fresno State

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It's the largest single donation in the history of Fresno State Athletics ... a 10-million dollar commitment from former Bulldog football player and Nykel Bam International CEO ... /*Alphonso Bigelow*/

At an afternoon press conference ... Fresno State officials announced the money would be used to upgrade facilities and provide scholarships for student athletes.

Eight-million dollars has been earmarked to help build a new sports medicine center ... a student-athlete village and a soccer-lacrosse stadium. And in beginning in 20-10 ... Bulldog Stadium will get artificial turf.

Bigelow ... a 1996 graduate who played under /*Jim Sweeney*/ hopes his hefty donation can take Fresno State Athletics to the next level

Bigelow says his Fresno-based company helps facilitate private commodity transactions with an emphasis in gold and diamonds.

School officials say the 10-million dollar donation will be paid over the next five years ... with the first chunk of 5-hundred thousand dollars to be paid next week.

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