In April, Birgeneau gave baseball provisional reinstatement after supporters had raised $9 million of the $10 million goal. "Our baseball program and its supporters are a remarkable community that has shown everyone the best attributes of any athletics program - a strong competitive spirit, dedication to excellence and achievement, and pure heart," said Birgeneau. "As the semester ends and this baseball season wraps up, I want everyone to know that Cal baseball is formally reinstated," he said. "While we are still just short of the $10 million goal, the fundraising has been so successful that I have no doubt it will soon reach and, indeed, surpass that target." Along with game day and special event revenues, the fulfillment of these pledges will cover baseball’s direct and indirect costs for the next 7-10 years, allowing sufficient time for the campus and members of the baseball donor community to develop a long-term plan that will financially sustain the team.