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$750,000 donation to be used for upgrades at Gannon's Hammermill Center

ERIE, Pa. -- Gannon University alumnus and longtime Golden Knight basketball supporter Gary Miller has seen many milestone moments in the Hammermill Center's history.

Now, thanks to him, there will be another one.

Gannon University announced that a $750,000 gift from Miller will be used for upgrades to the Hammermill Center.

Improvements will include new locker rooms, training facilities and a permanent home for the university's athletics hall of fame.

To honor Miller, the school named the Hammermill Center court: Gary Miller Court.

The school held a special ceremony in February to dedicate the Hammermill Center court in his honor.

Miller helped create the Gary Miller Classic in 1984 as a single-game kickoff to the men's basketball season. The tournament continues to this day as a two-day, four-team tournament.

The 2,800-seat facility was originally known at the Gannon Auditorium before being renamed the Hammermill Center in 1983 after the company enabled the school to make repairs to the building. 


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