In spring 2020, COVID-19 put an abrupt halt to five spring sports seasons: softball, women's golf, women's outdoor track and field, men's golf and men's outdoor track and field. This left a painful mark on the hearts of our senior student-athletes in those five programs.

Due to the circumstances, 2020 senior student-athletes may return to their teams in fall 2020 and their participation will not count against the teams’ NCAA maximum scholarship limit for 2020-21.

However, in this challenging economic time, the Association is not able to provide adequate funding for the returning seniors. Thus, in the best interest of our 16 seniors who hope to return for 2020-21, we are launching the Lion Unfinished Business Campaign.

Those returning seniors account for over $113,000 in athletics scholarship aid that is unbudgeted for fiscal year 2021. We can supply 50% of the total dollars needed, thanks to spring sports travel savings from a shortened 2020 season, but we need help to cover the shortage.

We understand that this is a challenging time for many of our alumni and friends and we deeply appreciate your help with this direct impact opportunity to support our returning seniors and the programs affected by COVID-19.

Campaign Goal: $55,000

All gifts make a direct impact by enabling our Lion student-athletes to return for their senior seasons and continue their education. Through this initiative, your gift ensures that we are providing ALL Lion student-athletes with a Best in Class experience!

Gift Benefits

  • $10,000 Special on-field recognition at a Lion Football home game
  • $5,000 Special video board recognition at all Lion Football home games
  • $2,500 Invitation to a special reception honoring athletes whose seasons were cut short
  • $1,000 Special recognition at a Lion Softball home game
  • $500 Special recognition in a Lion Football game program
  • $250 Special recognition in Lion Softball game programs
  • $100 Special recognition on Athletics website and in a press release
  • Any Gift Personal video from a student-athlete

Recognition is cumulative; each level includes the recognition listed for the preceding levels.

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