UMW Athletics Announces Formation of Eagle Club for Boosters of Eagle Athletics

The University of Mary Washington department of athletics announces the launching of the Eagle Club, a booster organization in support of UMW athletics.  The purpose of the Eagle Club is to raise awareness and funds for UMW’s 23 varsity athletic teams and almost 500 student-athletes.  $50 is the minimum donation for membership, and donors may give to the overall athletic program for initiatives that benefit all student-athletes, or they may designate their gift to a particular sport or program.  All Eagle Club members will receive an electronic newsletter and a gift signifying membership.  Donors at certain levels will be eligible for further benefits and opportunities.  All gifts are tax-deductible.

The Eagle Club will be overseen by an Advisory Board of alumni, staff, and community members who will work with the Director of Athletics to set the vision of the club and to ensure fiscal responsibility.  The Eagle Club will conduct one major member solicitation and one fundraising event per year.  Membership will reset to zero at the start of each fiscal year.

Director of Athletics Ken Tyler stated, “We’re very excited to launch the Eagle Club.  It will be a real and tangible way for our alumni, parents, and friends to stay connected with and have an impact on UMW athletics.  We are grateful to the talented and dedicated individuals who will be serving on our Advisory Board. Revenues generated will make a significant difference in the lives of our student-athletes and coaches, and will go toward initiatives like increased bus travel, bolstering assistant coach positions, academic support, facility enhancements, special events, and community engagement.  The establishment of the Eagle Club brings us in line with our peers and moves us closer to being a consistent Top 25 Division III athletic department. Members of the Eagle Club will be the team behind the dream!”

For more information, please contact Ken Tyler at ktyler2@umw.edu or (540) 654-1876. 

EAGLE CLUB BROCHURE/APPLICATION FORM

Eagle Club Advisory Board Members

  1. Aaron Altscher                      
  2. Elliot Becker                            
  3. Rob Billingsley
  4. Linda Blakemore
  5. Christine Copper
  6. Roy Gordon
  7. Matt Lemire
  8. Kevin Loden
  9. Charles McDaniel
  10. Clint Often
  11. Ken Tyler
  12. Male sport coach
  13. Female sport coach