Campus: CSU Stanislaus -- November 19, 2004

Warrior Athletics Announces DreamLife Naming Agreement

California State University, Stanislaus announced that it will rename its Warrior Arena and sports fields the DreamLife Arena and DreamLife Fields, respectively. The California State University Board of Trustees approved the name changes at its November 16 and 17 meeting in Long Beach.

As part of a five-year agreement for the naming rights with the Modesto-based financial services company, CSU Stanislaus will receive $1 million for athletic scholarships, equipment, and program operations.

Special promotional activities are planned for the coming athletic year to celebrate the partnership with DreamLife. A public event celebrating the renaming has been scheduled for Thursday, November 18, at 3:30 p.m. DreamLife Financial Chief Executive Officer Tony Daniloo will participate in a ceremonial pre-game tossup at the opening CSU Stanislaus women's basketball team game against the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in the Stanislaus Farm Supply Classic on Friday, November 19. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and admission will be free, compliments of DreamLife Financial and Stanislaus Farm Supply.

DreamLife Financial, one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the Central Valley, agreed to pay for the privilege to put its name on the campus gymnasium, formerly known as Warrior Arena, and the University's baseball, softball, soccer, and track fields from November 2004 through June 30, 2009.

Founded by Daniloo, 30, of Turlock, DreamLife Financial is a subsidiary of DreamLife Investments, Inc. The company has branches in Turlock, Modesto, Merced, and Fresno and expects to open additional offices in Tracy, Granite Bay, Stockton, Roseville, Las Vegas, and Southern California by the end of the year. DreamLife Financial is on track to fund $1 billion in home loans in 2005.

"There's no question that college athletics enriches students' lives," Daniloo said. "We're delighted to support the University in the town in which we reside - while at the same time we know that our contribution will help the CSU Stanislaus athletics department continue to grow as one of the top athletic programs in the country."

Daniloo and his wife, Nansi, 29, both Christians born in Iran, attended local schools. They are parents of a 2-year-old son, Jacob. The couple recently pledged $4.5 million to Emanuel Medical Center to help build a cancer treatment center and rebuild the pediatric wing. Daniloo said his mother, Susie, is a breast cancer survivor.

"We are fortunate that the Daniloos have stepped forward to make such a bighearted contribution to enhance the level of excellence demonstrated by all of our talented student athletes inside and outside the classroom," said President Marvalene Hughes.

CSU Stanislaus is affiliated nationally with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II. The University fields 14 men's and women's athletics teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, one of the most competitive conferences in the country.

"This generous gift from Tony and Nansi is a part of our continuing plan to move Warrior Athletics to the highest level of NCAA Division II athletics," said Milt Richards, Director of Athletics. "We are excited that Tony and Nansi have joined our Warrior family and will become major players in our efforts to make Warrior Athletics one of the nation's premier Division II athletic programs."

Special promotional activities are planned for the coming athletic year to celebrate the partnership with DreamLife.

Media Contact: Don Hansen, (209) 667-3997


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