On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you all again for your continued support of The STATE Club. Understanding the university’s challenges, we trust we can count on you again as we prepare for the 2016 year. It is important that we reiterate The STATE Club Statue, which is to raise funds for SCSU Athletics.
The STATE Club membership continues to do well and the board and the Athletic Director would like to report specifically what your STATE Club Membership (406) donations are supporting in SCSU Athletics.
Brief STATE Club Report of 2015
- Athletic Scholarships
- Stadium Sound
- NCAA Replay Operator at Basketball Games
- General Operations for Athletics
- Spring Game
-- Kennel (Dog Houses)
-- Meet The Players Day – all athletes
-- Women’s Basketball Golf Tournament
-- Oyster Roast and Fish Fry (STATE Club signature event for Homecoming)
Subsequent to the final reconciliation of The STATE Club books, we were very pleased to report that the Athletic Department received a Total Transferred/Contributed amount of $265,343.00 for 2015. It is important that everyone is aware that the STATE Club organization singularly, is the largest contributor to the university and that would not be possible without your continued support. We are also pleased to report that the Operating Budget for The STATE Club is 10.6%, which is under the standard allowed rate of 15%.
Again, the university’s challenges continue, so the board is asking that we double our efforts of 2015 to at least $500,000 for 2016 by each of us soliciting another member at a comparable membership level of yours.
The STATE Club is currently working diligently with the Athletic Department to release a 2016 Application package in February for your convenience and planning.
Personally, I am excited about our opportunity and I challenge each of us…
With Bulldog Tenacity…GO BULLDOGS in every SPORT!!!