Feb 20, 2019
The Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF) has officially launched its annual Fund Drive campaign in support of Pacific Athletics. The Fund Drive takes place over the course of seven weeks with a goal of $50,000 in new cash donations, as part of an overall goal of $425,000 for the 2019-20 academic and athletic year. The Fund Drive is supported by 40 plus volunteers consisting of alumni, former student-athletes, PAF board members, and community supporters who believe in the mission of the PAF, which is to raise funds to support all 17 athletic programs and over 300 student-athletes.
The Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF) has successfully reached its goal of raising $50,000 in new cash donations for six straight years as part of its annual Fund Drive efforts through the generosity of over 400 supporters. Last year, the PAF finished the seven-week campaign with $74,019.93 in new cash, while reaching $62,682 in 2017-18. The goal of the PAF is to continue growing its support of the department and to provide Pacific student-athletes with the competitive edge needed to be successful in competition and in the classroom.
This year's initiatives made possible through the support raised during the Fund Drive include the following:
- Improved Nutritional Food
- Recruiting Fund for All Head Coaches
- Technology Enhancements for Athletic Programs
- Student-Athlete Wellness
As part of the seven-week Fund Drive campaign, a team and individual competition occurs among the 40 plus volunteers for prizes, while assisting the PAF in securing new cash donations and PAF members. The prizes are based on a variety of categories and awards are named after prominent members of the Pacific Athletic Foundation and are awarded at the end of the Fund Drive. The grand prize, a trip to the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in Las Vegas, is awarded to the top fundraisers.
"On behalf of the entire PAF staff, we are excited to kick-off another campaign to support our programs and want to encourage the entire community to become a member of our Tiger family! Through your support, we can provide a lifelong experience that puts our student-athletes on a path to success for the rest of their lives and we look forward to having you join with hundreds of other community members to support our mission," says Director of Athletics Annual Giving Aaron Morales.
For more information on the PAF and how you can support Pacific Athletics this year, please visit JoinPAF.org or contact Aaron Morales at (209) 946-2591.