Cal Haas Pavilion

Posted on June 29, 2020 by Tokens Icons

In 2017 the University of California at Berkeley approached Tokens to craft VIP gifts from their retiring Haas Pavilion basketball court. We were present during the removal and worked with the demolition crew on selecting the best sections of court for this project.

 

Besides approaching us for bottle openers and pens made specifically from one of the two "Cal" markings on their floor, Cal presented a unique request. They wanted Tokens to help gift the Newell family with the large floor section bearing their name. As Pete Newell had passed away nearly ten years prior, the task became how to share this floor with his four sons who are all involved with basketball in one way or another. Tokens' solution was four coffee tables each with a portion of the floor markings.


The Haas Pavilion section was also saved and turned into an industrial art wall hanging, which now resides in the athletic offices inside the arena.

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