It is with great sadness that the McMaster Marauders Athletics & Recreation department mourns the passing of David Braley, a profound supporter, builder, and Hall of Fame member.
"I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Braley family, and the many people who's lives David touched" said Director, Athletics & Recreation, Shawn Burt. "David Braley's legacy is immeasurable, and the McMaster and Hamilton communities will forever benefit from his pride, vision, and passion."
Braley, a McMaster graduate and former varsity athlete – a member of the 1963-64 Marauder football and basketball teams – had a heightened appreciation for the value of sport as part of the overall student experience. That appreciation resulted in the generous donation of $5 million to the university, the second-largest donation in Canadian varsity history, into what is now known as the David Braley Athletic Centre.