Butler University will rename the Butler Bowl in honor of a $9.4 million gift from the estate of Winstan and Jacqueline Sellick. The school says the funding will be shared among Butler Athletics, the Lacy School of Business and general university efforts.
Winstan "Bud" Sellick graduated from Butler in 1947. He served in the Marine Corps on Okinawa and in Korea before he began a successful career in the insurance agency. He passed away in 2015 at 93. Jackie Sellick, a 1944 Butler graduate, worked in the commercial real estate industry for 40 years. She died in 2012 at 89.
In honor of the gift, the Butler Bowl, which is the home of the school’s football and soccer teams, will be renamed the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl. The university will officially unveil the new name at the football team’s first home game in September. In addition, the Champions Room in the Sellick Bowl will become the Bud and Jackie Sellick Room, and the Registrar’s Office will be renamed the Jacqueline Blomberg Sellick Registrar’s Suite.
The Sellicks have endowed three scholarships over the last three decades. They have also donated to the Butler Fund and multiple athletic efforts.
"The Sellicks had a tremendous concern for the well-being of future generations of Butler students," says Butler President James Danko. "This generous gift will ensure Bud and Jackie’s wonderful legacy – that current and future Bulldogs will have access to the same great education and campus experiences that they enjoyed."