On October 5, 2013, the Athletics Department officially launched its $154.2 million campaign to raise annual, capital, endowment, and planned gift commitments. The campaign actually began July 1, 2013, and was slated to continue until June 30, 2016. The purpose of the campaign was to return Tennessee to the top of the nation’s elite programs while positively impacting key areas of the student-athlete experience.
The campaign was jump-started by a commitment from Mike and Mickala Sisk of Colleyville, Texas, who pledged $16 million to fund construction and improvements that were part of Phase I of the campaign. The Sisks were the founders of Low T Centers (2009), which treat men with low testosterone.