Philadelphia University unveiled the Abraham J. Salaman ’58 Tennis Courts, home to the men’s and women’s tennis teams, on Tues., Sept. 23 in a ceremony honoring the donors who have supported resurfacing the six tennis courts.
A strong supporter of Philadelphia University athletics, Salaman was the lead donor in the tennis court renovations. He was joined by his wife, Thelma, and their family as President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., thanked Salaman for his contribution to the University campus.
“It is a great honor to have strong support from alumni who believe in Philadelphia University and where we are headed,” said Dr. Spinelli. “We are grateful for the Salaman family and all donors who made this renovation possible.”
Salaman was a member of the PhilaU men’s basketball team from 1954-58, playing under Coach Bucky Harris. During his tenure as a Ram, Salaman played on the first Textile/PhilaU team to ever appear in the NCAA Tournament (’58). The team also won the Delaware Valley Conference (DVC) all four years of Salaman’s collegiate career.
Donors for the renovations also include Daniel S. Levy ’75, Robert E. Moser ’70, Rudy Richter ’55 and Alberto A. Zimeri ’84.