June 27, 2007

Sports Foundation Needs $100,000 by June 30 to Meet Fundraising Goal for Brown Student-Athletes

June 27, 2007

Providence, R.I. -

The end of Brown's fiscal year is just days away (June 30) and the Sports Foundation, along with hundreds of athletic alumni/ae and parent volunteers, are working furiously to reach its critical annual-use goal of $2.93 million in support of Brown's student-athletes. Your gift today to http://www.gifts.brown.edu/ can make a difference.

While the Sports Foundation is having another successful fundraising year with more than $7 million already raised there is still a $100,000 gap that needs to be closed to reach the $2.93 million annual-use goal. It is going to take a real team effort from alumni/ae, parents and friends to reach this objective.

Annual-use giving is a critical component of the budget for the athletic department and for each team. Among other things, annual use gifts provide vital equipment, winter and spring break training trips, comprehensive national recruiting efforts, and out-of-region team travel to maintain nationally competitive schedules.

As an added incentive for the women athletic alumnae, there are the $20,000 in Challenge funds from the "Get in the Game" Challenge for Athletic Alumnae up for grabs.  The first place team in alumnae participation will win $10,000! To learn more about the challenge, visit the Sports Foundation website at http://www.sportsfoundation.brown.edu/giving/challenges.html#GITG.  This is an exciting opportunity for the women on our teams to add some well-earned dollars to our annual-use fundraising total!

The Sports Foundation has made giving to Brown Athletics easier than ever through a secured online giving page at http://www.gifts.brown.edu/. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions on the page to make a secure on-line gift with your credit card.

If you prefer, you can also make a check out to the team of your choice and mail it to the Brown Sports Foundation at Box 1925, Providence, RI 02912 or you can call the Sports Foundation at (401) 863-1900 and make a credit card gift over the phone. As a reminder, in order for your gift to count towards this fiscal year, checks mailed must be postmarked by June 30 and credit card gifts must be made on-line or received by 11:59 EST on June 30.