Kelley Family Continues Legacy of Athletics Support


Kelley brothers support UC Merced athleticsClassrooms aren't the only place students receive an education. Athletics play an important role in many students' lives and are an integral part of the college experience.

From the beginning, the Kelley family has been dedicated supporters and advocates of UC Merced and its mission of teaching, research and service.

Education was extremely important to Georgette Kelley and has become a large part of her family’s legacy. Each year, brothers George, Kevin, Bob and Brian host the Ma Kelley Memorial Shoot-Out in her honor. The golf tournament currently serves as the only comprehensive athletics fundraising event of the year for UC Merced.

UC Merced’s intercollegiate athletics program exemplifies the university’s mission by providing a student-centered program which incorporates learning, discovery and leadership development.

To further ensure that all student-athletes are equipped to succeed on the field, in the classroom and in the community, the Kelley family has chosen to establish the Kelley Family Endowment for Athletics.

In addition, proceeds from the annual Ma Kelley Memorial Shoot-Out will be directed to the Kelley Family Endowment for Athletics to further develop and enhance the Department of Recreation and Athletics’ program.