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Kevin and Antoinette Joyce Family Endow New Baseball Fund
By Nate Ethell ('08, MBA '13)
It’s a home run for the baseball team! Pepperdine Athletics is pleased to announce a $100,000 commitment from Antoinette and Kevin (’79) Joyce to establish the Kevin and Antoinette Joyce Family Endowed Baseball Fund. The new endowment will be used for needs of the baseball team as determined by the coach.
“Donors like Kevin and Antoinette are extraordinary assets to our program, and their dedication will allow me to provide valuable enhancements to the team each year,” said Waves baseball head coach Steve Rodriguez. “To have a family of fans step to the plate like this is magnificent leadership and role-modeling. We are all deeply grateful.”
“Endowed funds are critical to the continued improvement of all of our athletic teams,” said Steve Potts, director of athletics. “We are so thankful for the generosity of the Kevin and Antoinette Joyce family. Their significant contribution will benefit the Pepperdine baseball program for many generations to come.”
Kevin Joyce is the president of Brentwood-based Joyce Company, a wholesaler and distributor of fish and other seafood products founded by Kevin’s father Robert in 1963. Following his graduation from Seaver College, Kevin joined the family business in sales and ascended to lead the company with his father continuing to serve as chair. Kevin served as the 2013 board president of the California Fisheries and Seafood Institute. Antoinette and Kevin reside in Pacific Palisades, California, with their two sons, who have enjoyed watching Waves baseball throughout their lives.