The new Athletic Performance and Wellness Center will be named in honor of the Watt Family’s generosity.
CLEMSON, S.C. – IPTAY and Clemson Athletics have announced the newest Athletic Cornerstone Partners, the families of Steven and Michael Watt, recognizing their incredible generosity and impact on the most recently approved facility project; the Athletic Performance and Wellness Center. The Watt Family’s $5.675 million Athletic Cornerstone Partner contribution will play a central role in bringing the cutting-edge, 55,000-square-foot facility from concept to reality.
This visionary project is set to revolutionize the training and wellness experience for student-athletes and is poised to set a new standard in collegiate sports facilities. With plans in place for construction to begin in December 2023 and be completed in February 2025, the facility will be formally known as the Watt Family Athletic Performance and Wellness Center.
Members of the Watt Family have been long-standing supporters of a wide variety of Clemson University initiatives, both through service and philanthropy. Among many areas, the joint contributions of the Watt Family were pivotal in the creation and subsequent technology upgrades of one of Clemson’s crown jewels, the Watt Family Innovation Center.
Steven Watt earned his degree from Clemson in 1981 and his wife, Pam, earned her Clemson degree in 1983. Steve serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer of Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) and continues his commitment to the Clemson community through his service as the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Board. He also previously served on the Board of Visitors with Pam and was a recipient of the Clemson Distinguished Service Award in 2020. Steve and Pam have translated their passion for Clemson to instrumental contributions in support of IPTAY, the President’s Leadership Circle, and the School of Nursing – providing funding to purchase the “Harvey Watt” simulation patient for heart and pulmonary training. Pam and Steve also serve on IPTAY’s Campaign Committee. Their two children and spouses, Brandon (’08, ‘10) his spouse Janani, Brittany Watt Childers (’13) and her spouse Chase (’13), are avid supporters of the Tigers. They are also the proud grandparents of a future Tiger, Hunter Chase Childers.
Michael Watt and his wife, Kimberly, both earned degrees from Clemson in 1984 and 1985 respectively. In partnership with…