Prep, Youth Teams Use Crowdfunding to Meet Shortfalls
by Jason Wolf, @JasonWolf, Special for USA TODAY Sports July 2015
Crowdfunding platforms, or websites where users set up fundraising pages to share through social media, are expected to raise more than $5 billion this year, according to the industry website Crowdsourcing.org.
UNC Fundraising Rebounds After 'Paper Classes' Scandal
by Ray Gronberg, The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) July 2015
UNC launched a major fundraising campaign in fiscal 2014-15 by securing $447 million in cash donations and pledges, a record surpassing the single best year of its last one. "This old place that we love as much as we do is resilient," said David Routh, vice chancellor for development and a 1982 alumnus.
Recreation Taxes a Hit with Utah Counties, Cities
by Courtney Tanner The Salt Lake Tribune July 2015
RAP, ZAP, CARE, RAMP, RAPZ, PAR, PARAT. No, this isn't a cryptogram. These are different names for the zoo, arts, parks and recreation taxes growing in popularity throughout Utah.
U. of New Mexico Athletics Raises Record $14.7M
by Journal Staff Report July 2015
University of New Mexico athletics, the UNM Foundation and the Lobo Club announced Tuesday that the department raised a record $14,755,768 for the 2014-15 fiscal year, shattering the record of $14,050,000 from 2007-08.
Coach Makes Pitch for UNM Baseball Facility Upgrades
by Ken Sickenger, Journal Staff Writer July 2015
University of New Mexico baseball coach Ray Birmingham just concluded his eighth season and has made it his personal quest to make the program a national player.
Penn State Football's Lift for Life Raises $119,303
by John DeRosier, The Philadelphia Inquirer July 2015
Fans and family members packed the stands at the Penn State Lacrosse Field for the football team's 13th annual Lift For Life Saturday morning.
Sports Complex's Location, Tax Come Under Scrutiny
by Lawrence Budd July 2015
Warren County's newest commissioner said he was undecided on plans to increase the county lodging tax by 1 percent to finance construction of a $10 million sports complex.
High School Hurries to Raise Football Scoreboard Funds
by Chris Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Thomas covers high school sports. Follow him at twitter.com/prepxtra. July 2015
Fulton High School is racing to raise money for a new scoreboard and video display for Bob Black Field before the football season begins.
At U. of Arizona, Fundraising is Difficult Assignment
by Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star June 2015
The UA athletic department is advertising two fundraising jobs. Here's the job description: "Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donor prospects with the following annual goals: 225 in-person visits and a 95 percent renewal of current Wildcat Club members. Manage a donor book of 400-500 prospects and a portfolio of 25-50 prospects."
State Funding Up, High School's Pay-to-Play Fees Down
by Steven Matthews, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) June 2015
Huber Heights student athletes in grades 7-12 will pay less to participate in sports during the 2015-16 year, the district's school board determined this week.