TABLE OF CONTENTS
Block C Club
Supporting Capital Projects
Ways to Give to IPTAY
Seat Equity / Football Ticket Information
Football Parking Information
Football Premium Seating
Baseball/Basketball Premium Seating
LETTER FROM IPTAY CEO
WELCOME TO THE 2018 YEAR! SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1934, IPTAY has been committed to supporting Clemson student-athletes. IPTAY provides funding for athletic scholarships, new and upgraded facilities and the Nieri Family Student-Athlete Academic Enrichment Center. In addition, the “One IPTAY” enterprise oversees the management and oversight of all premium seating within our athletic venues, as well as the Block C Club. IPTAY also provides the largest academic endowment on campus to non-athlete students. We truly appreciate all you do to enable IPTAY to fund these initiatives that help Clemson Athletics be the model program that it is today! The 2016-2017 academic year for our Tigers was marked by record-breaking success, both in the classroom and in athletic competition. At Clemson, we strive to field nationally competitive teams that are also committed to academic achievement. The NCAA reported Clemson's most-recent student-athlete graduation success rate at 91 percent, tied for sixth nationally among public schools. GPAs for both the fall (3.02) and spring (3.00) semester set school records, and 53 student-athletes posted perfect 4.0 GPAs in the fall, with 46 achieving the mark in the spring. Accomplishments like this, both on and off the fields of competition, are a testament to the importance of continuing to invest in programs that directly impact the lives of nearly 500 student-athletes in our 19 sports. At IPTAY, our mission is to provide Clemson student-athletes with the total athletic and academic experience. I would like to thank our 17,181 members who support IPTAY and make this possible. If you are not currently an IPTAY donor, I urge you to join IPTAY at whatever level you can and support the “One IPTAY” enterprise as we continue in this new era for IPTAY and Clemson Athletics. On behalf of our staff, coaches and student-athletes, I would like to thank you for your generous support as we look forward to the upcoming year!
COMPLIANCE: ASK BEFORE YOU ACT Clemson University continues to have great successes on and off the playing field thanks to your support of Clemson Athletics. However, in order to represent the University in the most positive manner, coaches, staff, student-athletes, alumni, IPTAY members and fans must adhere to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the ACC and the University. The NCAA requires each member Babb institution to have “institutional control” and to operate its intercollegiate athletics programs Davis in compliance with NCAA rules and Chief Executive Officer, IPTAY regulations. This means that Clemson University is responsible for your actions. Violations of NCAA rules, regardless of your intentions, can jeopardize a student-athlete’s opportunity to attend and compete for Clemson University. Violations also result in severe penalties for the University and the individual booster involved. If you have any questions or believe you have seen a violation of an NCAA rule, please contact Compliance Services at 864-656-1580 or compliance-L@clemson.edu.
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IS THE HEART OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS. NO ONE CAN RESIST THE DRAW OF A PACKED VENUE — Solid Orange — the Clemson Tigers ready to take on their opponent. The band, the roar, the pride, the excitement. It’s all a part of what makes Clemson Athletics so special to fans, alumni and student-athletes. In 1934 Clemson had just been defeated 6-0 by The Citadel, and it was not the only defeat that year. Fans were despondent. Joe Davis, Frank Jervey and Peter Hefner asked then-Coach Jess Neely how much money it would take for him to put out a good team. He replied that he thought he could do it with $10,000 a year.
The group decided to ask team supporters for $50 a year, but that amount proved to be too much in the middle of the Great Depression. But Rupert Fike met with other Clemson alums and penned the letter to Coach Neely that officially got the ball rolling: “Dear Coach, last night we had a little meeting at my house and organized the IPTAY Club.” That IPTAY stood for
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"DEAR COACH, LAST NIGHT WE HAD A LITTLE MEETING AT MY HOUSE AND ORGANIZED THE IPTAY CLUB" - Dr. Rupert "Rube" Fike
IPTAY st IN THE 21 CENTURY IPTAY provides millions of dollars in support for 19 varsity sports and various other programs that help enrich the lives of Clemson student-athletes. In the last 10 years, scholarship costs for student-athletes have risen by 84 percent! And the cost of academic support operations has risen by 57 percent. IPTAY MEMBERS TODAY PROVIDE: 33 Annual scholarships 33 Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center 33 Student-athlete enrichment programs 33 Facility subsidies 33 IPTAY operations 33 Nutrition services 33 Strength & conditioning 33 Reserve funding for priority needs 33 Endowment funding 33 Special programming for student-athletes 6
ONCE A TIGER, ALWAYS A TIGER. The Block C Club is composed of former student-athletes as well as coaches, equipment managers, athletic trainers, cheerleaders, mascots and special honorees of the Clemson University Athletic Department. This organization exists to provide fellowship among all letterwinners, to recognize and honor former student-athletes, to provide outreach to letterwinners in an effort to reconnect them with Clemson University and to educate current coaches and student-athletes about the history of Clemson Athletics. The Block C Club, formerly known as the Tiger Letterwinners Association, also oversees the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame. WANT TO CONNECT? If you are a Clemson University letterwinner ready to reconnect, contact Block C Club Executive Director Bob Mahony (Baseball â€™76) at email@example.com or 864-656-2974. Or contact Block C Club Assistant Director Travis Blanks (Football '15) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-656-9492.
ROBERT JOLLY SENIOR // PRTM // MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.
I always wanted to play collegiate baseball growing up, and Clemson was always a dream school of mine. Clemson has a family feel, and was so real to me even before I was on campus. I was also able to go to school with my best friends who are like brothers to me, guys that I grew up with, Hunter Renfrow and Sawyer Jordan. We grew up with the dream of all going to the same school, and Clemson gave us that opportunity.
DANIELLE EDWARDS JUNIOR // SPORTS COMMUNICATION // PERRY HALL, MD.
IPTAY means the world to me. Education is something that is very important to my family, so for IPTAY to help me not only continue my athletic career but also my academic career means a lot to me. I chose Clemson because I loved the family atmosphere, and I wanted to be a part of a changing program. The resources IPTAY has provided for me and all Clemson student-athletes are incredible, and I cannot thank them enough.
LOGAN MORRIS SOPHMORE // ENGINEERING // INMAN, S.C.
Logan Morris didn’t have to travel far to find her college home. The Inman, S.C., native chose Clemson for its beautiful campus and friendly, loving people. She was also impressed by the renovated indoor track facility and performances by athletes like Grace Barnett, and by the talented and experienced coaching staff. She knew she could find her fit at Clemson. The cross country runner and engineering major also feels right at home in the classroom. She enjoys her engineering classes because they focus on problem solving, “I like the challenge of finding new solutions to problems, and it is interesting to see the other solutions and methods my classmates chose.” She plans to someday get her master’s degree and find a job that incorporates both her passion for helping people and industrial engineering. Logan’s favorite moment as a Clemson student-athlete took place at the ACC Cross Country Championship this past fall. She recalls, “It was a true picture of teamwork as we each did our part that day to finish at one of the highest team placements in Clemson cross country history.” Logan is living the student-athlete dream, and she gives thanks to support from IPTAY. “Student-athletes at Clemson are treated like professionals. We have so many resources that keep us fit, healthy and improving. IPTAY has allowed our team to continue to get better. I have learned more about nutrition, strength and conditioning, life skills and community service. On top of that, I am given the opportunity to compete in a sport I love at the Division I level for the best University in the nation!”
SENIOR // INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING // BENI, BOLIVIA
SOPHOMORE // MARKETING // NASHVILLE, TN.
Clemson is a school that values traditions; the alumni love the school and are so proud to call themselves Clemson Tigers. I knew a few people who had played for Clemson in the past, and the love they felt for their school was what helped me make the decision to come to here. They told me that Clemson is something that you cannot explain from the inside, and you cannot understand from the outside, until you become a Tiger.
IPTAY has had a huge impact on my experience as a studentathlete. It offers a sense of community and an opportunity for student-athletes to be part of a unique and special group of college athletes. Support from IPTAY provides student-athletes with an opportunity to continually grow both on and off the field. IPTAY offers an experience that is not comparable to anywhere else in the country, and for that I will be forever thankful.
CHRISTIAN WILKINS JUNIOR // COMMUNICATION // SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
Christian Wilkins traveled a long way to get to Clemson, but from the moment he arrived on campus, he made it his second home. There are few people who embrace their University, and life itself, quite like Christian. He is known for his positive energy, genuine character, and indomitable spirit. And he is also a pretty good football player! Christian was an integral part of the Tiger’s national championship season. Recognized as one of the nation's most versatile defensive linemen, as well as an All-ACC Academic Team selection, Christian is probably best known for his larger-than-life personality and love for Clemson. IPTAY was created for student-athletes like Christian, who come to these hills from points far and wide, and give their all on the field of competition, in the classroom, and for their teammates and classmates. “IPTAY is an organization that represents the spirit of Clemson, Christian says. “You see all these people at games and they are so supportive. As a football player, you think about all the people in the stands who have helped you with your education. It brings everyone together.” Thank you, Christian, for bringing us together and embodying the spirit of IPTAY and the indomitable spirit of Clemson.
TARYN CARROLL RS SENIOR // COMMUNICATION // RIDGEWOOD, N.J.
So much of what we do as student-athletes wouldn’t be possible without the support of IPTAY. Every day, student-athletes use resources and take part in programs that IPTAY helps support. I have taken advantage of every aspect of student-athlete development. We get to compete out of one of the nicest boathouses in the country, receive treatment and strength and conditioning by trainers at Jervey, get tutored and advised in the Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center and have meetings with nutritionists and sports psychologists in McFadden. I feel so lucky to be taken care of so well as a student-athlete at Clemson!
DOC REDMAN SOPHOMORE // MATHMATICAL SCIENCES // RALEIGH, N.C.
Academics have always been very important in my family and I certainly appreciate all that IPTAY does in providing the scholarship money that we receive. IPTAY has been a part of the Clemson golf program for many years. Because Coach Penley was a studentathlete at Clemson, we were told about the importance it has on our program from our freshman year.
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CAPITAL PROJECTS: EXISTING AND PLANNED In recent years, several athletic facilities have either been completed or undergone renovation. These include: Betty Sheppard Poe and William Maxwell Poe Indoor Football Facility New field in Doug Kingsmore Stadium Refurbished Historic Riggs Field Golf facility improvements New football recruiting lounge and renovated locker rooms Completion of the WestZone Phase III Premium seat improvements Baseball player facility at Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Rebuild of Littlejohn Coliseum Soccer practice fields Allen N. Reeves Football Complex
In 2013, the Clemson University Board of Trustees approved a $176 million capital projects initiative that will determine the face of Clemson Athletics for years to come. In addition to projects completed, the plan includes:
Hoke Sloan Tennis Center rebuild IPTAY Center rebuild Soccer operations complex Baseball hitting facility update Softball stadium & player complex
Soccer operations complex
Doug Kingsmore Stadium: Player Facility
IPTAY Center rebuild
Rebuild of Littlejohn Coliseum
Melvin & Dollie Younts South Club
Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center
Field-Level Seats at Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Hoke Sloan Tennis Center rebuild
Allen N. Reeves Football Complex
WAYS TO GIVE
HOW TO MAKE A GIFT TO IPTAY
Every gift to IPTAY, no matter the size, makes a difference. And there are a number of ways to make your gift. Your membership may be paid by:
IPTAY annual members are the rock-solid foundation that has served the University for more than 80 years. Every year, nearly 500 Clemson student-athletes — and a number of non-athletes — benefit from scholarships provided by IPTAY. These funds also make academic enrichment and life-skills training available for student-athletes and cover annual operating expenses and discretionary initiatives such as capital projects.
IPTAY MAJOR GIFTS Clemson depends on the generosity and foresight of donors to build and maintain collegiate athletic excellence. Gifts that build an endowment and support major facilities and large-scale initiatives leave a lasting legacy and are vital to the future and the quality of athletics at the University. Major gifts may be in the form of cash, real estate, securities, gifts-in-kind and any number of other options.
IPTAY GIFT PLANNING Planned gifts are a means of ensuring that the priorities of IPTAY continue for years to come. These visionary gifts ensure that opportunities exist for future generations of student-athletes through bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts and a number of other instruments that continue long into the future.
*SCHEDULED DRAFTS Paying your IPTAY pledge has never been easier. Have a portion of your IPTAY pledge deducted monthly from your credit card or debit card and forget check writing and stamps. The IPTAY fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. The draft will begin July 15 and will continue on the 15th of each month through June 15 of the next year to complete your pledge by the deadline. If you are interested in learning more about scheduled monthly payments or would like to set up a monthly draft, please contact Robin Lay in the IPTAY business office at 864-656-2977.
MATCHING GIFTS Extend the impact of your gift — without increasing your donation with funds provided by your employer through your company’s matching gift program. Your company match is included in your cumulative giving, which may move your membership to higher levels and, in turn, increase your IPTAY Priority Points for seats and parking.
TO CREATE A PAYMENT METHOD most convenient for you, please call 1-800-CLEMSON or 864-656-2115, email us at email@example.com or drop by the IPTAY office at 1 Avenue of Champions at Centennial Boulevard (at Gate 9 of Memorial Stadium). Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Your company’s human resources department can tell you if your company has a matching gift program. If it does, you will need to fill out your company’s form and mail it to IPTAY, P.O. Box 1529, Clemson, S.C. 29633. For more information, simply call 1-800-CLEMSON. BLOCK C MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
BLOCK C CLUB
Personalized ID card Window decal Welcome gift
Annual dues of $25
Your investment ensures the continued tradition of excellence in athletics and academics for current and future student-athletes. At every level, Block C Club members receive networking opportunities at special events and exclusive benefits that keep former Clemson student-athletes involved with Clemson Athletics.
Personalized ID card Window decal Welcome gift Premium gift
Annual dues of $75
IPTAY ANNUAL: A FORCE FOR CLEMSON SINCE 1934 Annual members have provided vital support to Clemson since IPTAY’s inception. This loyal support is vital for scholarships for student-athletes, the operation of The Nieri Family Student Athlete Academic Enrichment Center and its student-athlete academic enrichment programs, facility funding and IPTAY operations.
Total Annual Donors 17,181
Revenue in Millions $34.2M
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THE BENEFITS OF IPTAY MEMBERSHIP Jervey 4,600
McFadden $ 6,000
Heisman $ 10,500
Howard $ 2,400
Champion $ 800
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Orange $ 400
*Consult your tax adviser.
Purple $ 160
NOTE: Parking benefits are extended as a membership benefit only to those who purchase a minimum of two renewable season tickets.
Paw $ 60
At every level, IPTAY members receive benefits with their membership that keep them involved with Clemson Athletics.
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Basketball season tickets number eligible to purchase Basketball parking Area parking: football Area or numbered parking: best available Reserved parking: numbered Reserved parking: football premium RV eligibility** Football media guide Basketball media guide Invitation to golf outing with coaches Invitation to Football Signing Day event Premium Gift
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THE IPTAY PRIORITY POINTS SYSTEM The IPTAY Priority Points rewards system is another way of rewarding the loyalty of IPTAY members. Developed in an effort to reward gift amounts and long-term support in the distribution of tickets, seating and parking, Priority Points are also used for tickets to bowl games, the ACC basketball tournament and all road games. IPTAY Priority Points are determined by a formula that utilizes both loyalty and contribution levels as shown in the chart below.
YEARS OF DONATING TO IPTAY + TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS + ANNUAL LEVEL OF GIVING POINTS
$250 = IPTAY PRIORITY POINTS
EXAMPLE: IPTAY donor: 17 years; Total donation to IPTAY: $54,400; Most recent membership level: IPTAY level 17 + $54,400 + 20 = 255 Priority Points $250
2017 IPTAY Per-Seat Donation Yellow - $800 Grey - $600 Tangerine - $350 Blue - $250 Red - $200 Pink - $100 Green - Students // Visiting Team
IPTAY’S FOOTBALL SEAT EQUITY PLAN In 2008, Clemson joined the other top-20 FBS football attendance leaders in adding a preferred seating component to its annual giving program. Under the plan, season ticketholders who give at or above the specified per-seat values qualify for specific seating in Memorial Stadium. The initiative has enhanced annual support for student-athletes at Clemson and has given our athletic programs the resources they need to compete at the highest level, both in the classroom and in athletic competition. All season tickets in Memorial Stadium available for purchase require a per-seat donation. Minimum per-seat donations for specific seating in Memorial Stadium can be seen in the adjacent map. These adjustments have been determined and endorsed by the IPTAY Board of Directors and the Athletic Department. We anticipate IPTAY donors will continue the long-standing history of a high renewal rate, which could impact the number of lower-level seats that are available.
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Seat Equity Plan Equation: IPTAY Seat Value x Number of Seats = Required IPTAY Donation As a reminder, the maximum number of season tickets an IPTAY Donor is eligible to purchase each season is determined by your IPTAY annual giving level. Please refer to the IPTAY benefits chart for exact quantities. When the initial IPTAY Seat Equity Plan was announced and implemented in 2008 and modified in 2013, one component of the plan permitted periodic marketplace review of the values of each section of seating in Memorial Stadium. The diagram to the right shows the newest per-seat donations implemented during the IPTAY 2017 year.
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Paw ($60): 0 Tickets
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Orange ($400): 4 Tickets
Champion ($800): 6 Tickets
Tiger ($1,600): 8 Tickets
Howard ($2,400): 8 Tickets
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Jervey ($4,600): 10 Tickets
McFadden ($6,000): 10 Tickets
Fike ($7,500): 12 Tickets
Heisman ($10,500): 14 Tickets
Riggs ($25,000): 14 Tickets
IPTAY PER-SEAT DONATION Yellow - $800 Grey - $600 Tangerine - $350
Blue - $250 Red - $200 Pink - $100
Green - Students and Visting Team
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: HOW DOES THE PLAN AFFECT LIFE AND ENDOWMENT DONORS? As was done in 2008 and 2013, the modification of the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan will allow life donors to purchase the number of seats outlined in their respective life donor agreements as it pertains to the specific IPTAY giving level. These seats in the life donor agreement will not be affected. However, seats purchased above and beyond the life donor agreed upon number (included in the agreement) will be impacted by the modification of the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan, similar to the 2008 and 2013 IPTAY Seat Equity Plans.
Q: HOW DOES THE PLAN AFFECT CLEMSON FACULTY AND STAFF MEMBERS? A faculty/staff member will have the same opportunity to maintain current seats as an IPTAY donor. Continuing from the 2013 IPTAY Seat Equity Plan, a current Clemson faculty/staff member who purchases season tickets will receive a $160 credit toward an IPTAY membership, which may be applied to the modification of the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan. If the faculty/staff member already maintains an IPTAY donor level, $160 will be credited/added to his/her current donor level.
Q: IS THE IPTAY SEAT EQUITY PLAN TAX DEDUCTIBLE? Yes. The IRS has ruled that gifts for preferential seating are 80% tax deductible. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.
Q: DOES THE PLAN MEAN THAT EVERYONE IN YOUR SECTION PAYS THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY? A misconception when we use the term “equity” is that each IPTAY donor sitting next to another IPTAY donor is donating the same amount as the other. This is true in some cases, but there are many other factors that contribute to this not being exact. Obviously, the quantity of tickets is the main factor, as well as the parking the donors request for their IPTAY annual donation. The per-seat donation that IPTAY requires members to contribute is the minimum donors can contribute to renew their seats. Many IPTAY donors contribute more than the required
donation. However, one must consider all of the factors, including parking priority, seat locations and most critically, that each donation is supporting the mission of IPTAY—supporting Clemson student-athletes through scholarships, facilities and academic support.
Q: WHY IS THE SEAT EQUITY PLAN IMPORTANT? The preferred seating component within IPTAY is a vital part of the IPTAY Annual Fund. The funds generated by the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan go directly to supporting our student-athletes by way of athletic scholarships, new and upgraded facilities and student-athlete academic support services. These dollars continue to be critical in IPTAY’s efforts to provide the necessary resources to all student-athletes to be top competitors in the classroom and in athletic competition amidst the rising costs associated with intercollegiate athletics.
Q: WILL THE IPTAY SEAT EQUITY PLAN BE REQUIRED BEYOND 2017? Yes. The IPTAY Seat Equity Plan works in conjunction with your annual IPTAY contribution and will be necessary for your season ticket renewal each year. Also, the donation levels and seat values associated with each specific section may be revised to address the future needs of IPTAY and the Clemson University Athletic Department. The IPTAY Board and the athletic department will review the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan each year.
Q: DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL IPTAY SEAT EQUITY PLAN TO KEEP MY SEASON-TICKET LOCATION? Yes. The IPTAY Seat Equity Plan is a requirement for renewal of season tickets in these identified priority locations. Please note all seating areas within Memorial Stadium now have an associated per-seat value.
Q: HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY PARKING ASSIGNMENT? Parking is reassigned on an annual basis using each donor’s annual giving level and priority point total. As donors make a decision to increase their giving to
retain seats or to request seat improvements, parking assignments may be affected.
Q: CAN I USE MY EMPLOYER’S MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM TOWARD MY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE IPTAY SEAT EQUITY PLAN? Yes. If your employer will match a gift to an athletic program, you can use these funds to fulfill the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan contribution. The matching contribution will only be credited to your account when the funds are received by IPTAY.
AWAY-GAME TICKET INFORMATION Away-game tickets are allocated based on IPTAY Priority Points. For some away games, a Priority Point cutoff, as well as ticket limits, may be put in place to give as many IPTAY donors as possible the opportunity to purchase tickets. In the event that the number of orders received for an away game exceeds the available allotment, a Priority Point cutoff will be established, and those who do not meet the point requirement will be notified and refunded the purchase price.
PAYMENT METHODS The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and check. Please make checks payable to CUAD.
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Choosing premium seating at Clemson University is a great way for you to take a leadership role in supporting our student-athletes, while receiving some of the best seats in one of our athletic venues!
NORTH AND SOUTH SUITES The North and South Suites at Clemson’s Death Valley allow you to experience the luxurious side of Clemson football. Your suite package is complete with VIP parking privileges, access to the suite before and after the game, theater-style padded seating and HD TVs. The suites also feature retractable windows. So after you’ve retrieved your favorite beverage from your personal refrigerator, you’ll be ready to experience the thrill of “the most exciting 25 seconds in college football” and join the crowd in cheering our Tigers to victory!
AMENITIES North Suites
22 suite tickets (North) 12 suite tickets (South) VIP parking privileges Catering included in price Theater-style padded seating Complimentary gameday programs Extra suite passes available Complete renovation to suite levels in 2015
High-definition TVs Access to suite two hours prior to game and one hour after the game Personal refrigerator and ice bin Retractable windows Enclosed suite lobby Renovated restrooms Lobby lounge seating
HOW TO QUALIFY Currently all Memorial Stadium North and South Suites have been sold for the 2017 football season. To qualify and be added to the waitlist for the suites at Death Valley one will be asked to sign a capital gift pledge form. In addition to being at the IPTAY ($3,200) Annual Fund level or above. This pledge is payable over five years, may be tax deductible and will contribute to your IPTAY Priority Points. For a pledge form, please contact Kyle Shields, Director of Premium Seating, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864656-3945.
THE MELVIN AND DOLLIE YOUNTS SOUTH CLUB AND WESTZONE CLUBS The South Club and WestZone Club seats allow you to experience Clemson football the way it should be: outdoors, hearing the crowd roar, the band play and the cannon fire. Retreat to the club lounge when necessary, for the climate control, private restrooms, food and beverage, HD TVs or to access your personal beverage locker.
Open-air seating Climate-controlled club lounge Flat-screen TVs throughout club lounge Complimentary gameday program Personal locker with iced cooler Chairback seating with cup holder
CONCEPT Access to club2two hours prior to game and one hour after the game
Cups, mixers and ice provided in the locker area
The Melvin and Dollie Younts South Club
All-inclusive pregame buffet and appetizers at halftime
Private men’s and women’s restrooms
HOW TO QUALIFY Currently all seats in the Melvin & Dollie Younts South Club and WestZone Club have been sold for the 2017 football season. To qualify and be added to the waitlist for the Melvin & Dollie Younts South Club or the WestZone Club, one will be asked to sign a capital gift pledge form for the minimum of $25,000 per pair. In addition to being at the IPTAY ($3,200) Annual Fund level or above. This pledge is payable over five years, may be tax deductible and will contribute to your IPTAY Priority Points. For a pledge form, please contact Kyle Shields, Director of Premium Seating, at email@example.com or 864-6563945.
The Coliseum Club seats allow you to experience Clemson Tiger Basketball with ultimate comfort and amenities while still being right in the middle of the action! Hear the sounds of the players on the hardwood and the band as they strike up Tiger Rag after a high-flying dunk. Retreat to the club lounge when necessary, for private restrooms, food and beverage, HD TVs and a break from the exciting ACC action.
Club lounge Flat-screen TVs throughout club lounge Complimentary gameday program Lower-bowl seating with prime sight lines Exclusive social atmosphere Chairback seating with cup holder
Access to club one hour prior to game and one hour after the game Private men’s and women’s restrooms Halftime game statistics All inclusive pregame buffet and appetizers at halftime
HOW TO QUALIFY Coliseum Club
Everyone who would like to be considered for the Coliseum Club will be asked to sign a capital gift pledge form for the minimum of $25,000 per pair. In addition to being at the IPTAY ($3,200) Annual Fund level or above. This pledge is payable over five years, may be tax deductible and will contribute to your IPTAY Priority Points. For a pledge form, please contact Kyle Shields, Director of Premium Seating, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-656-3945.
DOUG KINGSMORE FIELD-LEVEL SEATS
Since 1970, Clemson baseball players have showcased their talents in Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Now you can be part of a tradition of success and watch the Tigers play ball from the Field-Level Seats only feet away from the action at home plate. Enjoy one of the finest spectator experiences in college baseball from your chairback seat that comes with more space and enhanced amenities.
AMENITIES Chairback seating Complimentary baseball media guide Food/beverage service for select games
Invitation to pre-season baseball dinner Access to special baseball events Exclusive gift
HOW TO QUALIFY
Doug Kingsmore Field-Level Seats
Currently all Doug Kingsmore Stadium Field-Level Seats have been sold for the 2018 baseball season. To qualify and be considered for the Field-Level Seats and be added to the waitlist, you will be asked to sign a capital gift pledge form for a minimum of $10,000 per pair. In addition to being at the IPTAY ($3,200) Annual Fund level or above. This pledge is payable over five years, may be tax deductible and will contribute to your IPTAY Priority Points. For a pledge form, please contact Kyle Shields, Director of Premium Seating, at email@example.com or 864-656-3945.
EXPERIENCE THE ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT OF THE $63.5 MILLION NEWLY REBUILT LITTLEJOHN COLISEUM!
Innovations include an enormous scoreboard featuring a total of six screens, 17 ribbon board displays that cover most of the circumference of the arena, and more than 100 television screens inside Littlejohn, with a new sound system that will be heard throughout the concourse.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played in New York City’s Barclays Center March 6-10, 2018. IPTAY members who are basketball season ticket holders will receive the tournament application in January. Basketball tournament tickets are assigned based on IPTAY priority points. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT CLEMSONTIGERS.COM OR CALL 1-800-CLEMSON.
IPTAY IS YOUNG AT HEART Loyal Tiger fans of all ages can be a part of supporting student-athletes at a level that is affordable and keeps them in the middle of the action. Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. And IPTAY wants to help recent alums continue to be a part of Clemson after graduation. IPTAY YA! (Young Alumni) is a very affordable way to stay connected, enjoy all the benefits and save with incredible discounts. To join IPTAY YA!, go by the IPTAY office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; call 1-800-CLEMSON; or go online to ClemsonTigers.com/iptay. GRADUATION DATES
IPTAY DONOR DISCOUNT *Applies to all levels up to the Tiger level.
FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT
December 2017 May 2018 August 2018
Purple level $160 value or 90% DISCOUNT on donor levels
December 2016 May 2017 August 2017
December 2015 May 2016 August 2016
December 2014 May 2015 August 2015
75% DISCOUNT on IPTAY 2018 levels
50% DISCOUNT on IPTAY 2018 levels
25% DISCOUNT on IPTAY 2018 levels
20% DISCOUNT (Based on availablility)
To join at a level higher than the Tiger level, you will receive the credit that a Tiger-level donor receives based on your graduation date. For example, if a May 2018 graduate wants to join at the Jervey level, which is $4,600, they would receive a credit of $1,440 off the $4,600 donation. For questions or more information, please contact Lindsey Leonard at 864-656-2975 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 28
COLLEGIATE CLUB Some of the most memorable moments of college are those shared with other Tigers — many at a Clemson athletic event. The IPTAY Collegiate Club is the student group within IPTAY that works to make sure every Clemson team has a loyal fan base at every home game and the support they need to succeed. Since it began in 1997, the IPTAY Collegiate Club now has more than 7,000 members. With a low yearly membership donation and loads of benefits (like early football ticket distribution and discounts around town), IPTAY Collegiate Club helps current students be right in the middle of the action. BENEFITS For just $40 a year (or $130 for all four years) IPTAY Collegiate Club membership gives you these benefits: 33 Early football ticket distribution 33 FREE Comfort Colors Collegiate Club T-shirt 33 FREE weekly email updates from Clemson Athletics 33 FREE window decal
33 Invitations to special events 33 Special ticket offers 33 IPTAY Priority Points that will count on your IPTAY membership after graduation
33 FREE membership card that opens the door to discounts at over 35 area retailers IPTAY TIGER CUB (birth to age 12) AND IPTAY CATS (ages 13 to 18) Young Tiger fans make up our very energetic and fun Tiger Cub Club and IPTAY CATS Clubs. More than 2,100 Cubs and IPTAY CATS enjoy parties, special discounts and build their IPTAY Priority Points before they “graduate” to full IPTAY membership. Look for the names of sustaining members on the bricks around the base of the Tiger Cub statue in front of the IPTAY center. BE AN ANNUAL MEMBER OR A SUSTAINING MEMBER. Annual membership: Annual membership in either Cubs or CATS is just $30 a year. Sustaining membership: Be a Tiger Cub or IPTAY CAT every year until age 18 by making a one-time $500 donation. And, we’ll place an engraved brick outside the IPTAY office near our Tiger Cub statue with your Tiger Cub’s or IPTAY CAT’s name. BENEFITS Cubs and CATS are part of a special group of young fans who enjoy these benefits: 33 33 33 33 33 33
Membership card Membership packet Postcards and newsletters Emails with special ticket promotions On-campus youth events Age-appropriate gift
33 Free admission to select baseball, soccer games and women’s basketball games 33 Invitation to the Tiger Cub’s birthday party 33 One IPTAY priority point per year of membership 29
THE TEAM BEHIND THE SUCCESS: IPTAY REPRESENTATIVES IPTAY has great success because of a dedicated network of volunteers who serve Clemson Athletics across the country as the IPTAY Representative Program (REP). This group of nearly 480 men and women work within the regions where they live to encourage Clemson alumni and friends to join IPTAY and support the student-athletes who rely on this support. They actively recruit new leadership gifts and create a link between Clemson and its constituents. IPTAY REPS ARE VITAL, ALWAYS WILLING TO: Contact prospective donors Contact previous donors who have not renewed Contact current donors about increasing their level of giving Contact recent graduates about their IPTAY involvement Assist staff in maintaining accurate records Provide donor news to the IPTAY office Refer prospective major gift donor names Abide by all Clemson, ACC and NCAA guidelines, rules and regulations IN RETURN FOR THEIR VITAL ROLE IN IPTAY SUCCESS, REPS RECEIVE: Invitations to REP-only events Rewards for helping meet IPTAY annual goals REP Incentive Points based on the contributions of the donors assigned to them that can be used to purchase exclusive Clemson items as a reward for their loyalty. — Each renewal dollar = 1 point — Each upgrade dollar = 2 points — Each new dollar donated = 3 points REPs who signup multiple new donors are eligible for rewards such as on-field recognition.
THE GOVERNANCE OF IPTAY The business and affairs of IPTAY are managed by the voting members of the Board of Directors, consisting of the following: AT-LARGE DIRECTORS 10 District Directors elected from 10 geographic districts (seven from S.C.) Serve up to three two-year terms May “rotate” off the board after their terms have expired and be re-nominated after being off the board for a minimum of one year — Five immediate past-presidents make up the nominating committee — Replacement Director — The president of IPTAY may elect to resign his/her position as a District Director and be replaced. CLEMSON DIRECTORS (NON-VOTING MEMBERS) President of Clemson University (Ex-Officio) Two members of the Clemson Board of Trustees (appointed by the board chair) President of the Clemson Alumni Association (Ex-Officio) NCAA Faculty Representative (Ex-Officio) LIFE DIRECTORS (NON-VOTING MEMBERS) Past presidents not serving on the nominating committee. IPTAY OFFICERS (ONE-YEAR TERM WITH POSSIBLE SECOND CONSECUTIVE TERM) President President-Elect Secretary Treasurer The Chief Executive Officer of IPTAY The chief executive officer of IPTAY is a Clemson employee, responsible for the general management and fundraising programs, as well as the implementation of board-enacted policies, and reports to the IPTAY Board of Directors and to the president of the University. CEO of IPTAY and Athletic Director In order to conduct fundraising activities, the CEO of IPTAY and athletic director (AD) work closely together, with the AD communicating with the IPTAY board and CEO concerning long- and short-term plans for the athletic department in order that those plans may be successfully completed. IPTAY and the Athletic Ticket Office IPTAY is responsible for the seat equity plan (per-seat donation) as well as the Priority Points system. The director of ticket operations and staff report to the athletic department, are housed in the IPTAY Center and work closely with IPTAY in administering both programs.
HOW MANY IPTAY MEMBERS ARE THERE? As of July 1, 2017, there are 17,181 IPTAY donors. The Collegiate Club has more than 7,000 members and the Tiger Cub Club and IPTAY CATS have more than 2,100 members.
IS MY GIFT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLEMSON ATHLETICS AND IPTAY?
IPTAY donations are generally 80 percent tax deductible if a donor purchases season tickets and 100 percent deductible without season tickets. Please consult with your tax adviser for more information.
IPTAY is a non-profit entity with a volunteer board of directors that works with the Clemson University Department of Athletics to serve its mission by raising private funds and providing necessary resources to achieve success.
CAN I TRANSFER MY MEMBERSHIP? IPTAY memberships cannot be transferred to another person. IPTAY memberships can only be passed to a spouse. Life Memberships are no longer available. HOW CAN I START A COMPANY MEMBERSHIP? All new company memberships are required to be donors at the McFadden level ($6,000) or above. Annually, each company membership will be required to submit to the IPTAY office a certificate of good standing and a tax identification number or similar proof of company status.
HOW LONG HAS IPTAY BEEN AROUND? IPTAY is widely regarded as the father of athletic fundraising. The IPTAY scholarship fund traces its roots to the 1930s. Dr. Rupert Fike is credited with being the originator of IPTAY, but the seed that Dr. Fike needed for his now much-envied group was planted there by then-Head Football Coach Jess Neely. WHO CAN JOIN IPTAY? All Clemson fans of any age! You do not have to be a former student-athlete or alum of Clemson University.
2017 IPTAY IMPORTANT DATES JULY 1 IPTAY annual and fiscal year begins.
SEPT 1-2 First Friday and home football season kickoff
NOV 1 IPTAY Day: Florida State home football game
DEC 31 Donation deadline to receive tax credit for current calendar yearâ€™s giving
2018 MARCH - APRIL Season ticket applications available online
FEB 15 50% of your IPTAY pledge is due in order to receive a football season ticket application.
JUN 1 All pledges for the current fundraising year are due.
JUN 30 The end of the fiscal year for IPTAY. All applications received after this date will be applied to the next fiscal year.
IPTAY STAFF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Jean Armitage, About IPTAY Administrative Coordinator email@example.com
Davis Babb, Chief Executive Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Block C Club
Supporting Capital Projects
Ways to Give to IPTAY
Brandon Equity Cox, LindaInformation Davis, 18 Seat / Football Ticket IPTAY Assistant Director of Parking Administrative Specialist email@example.com
Football Parking Information
Football Premium Seating
Baseball/Basketball Premium Seating
Reed Kramer, IPTAY Programs IPTAY Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Lay, Accountant/Fiscal Analyst email@example.com
IPTAY Staff Kyle Shields, Premium Seats Coordinator/ Major Gifts Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about IPTAY or would like to learn more about how IPTAY supports Clemson student-athletes, please visit ClemsonTigers.com/IPTAY or contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-CLEMSON.
Travis Blanks, Assistant Director of the Block C Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Cantinieri, Director of Donor Relations email@example.com
Gay Copeland, Administrative Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobby Couch, Director of IPTAY Major Gifts email@example.com
Aaron Dunham, Associate Director of IPTAY Major Gifts firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Furbee, Director of IPTAY Annual Fund email@example.com
Lauren Gaulin, IPTAY Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Gilreath, Development Coordinator for Athletics email@example.com
Lindsey Leonard, IPTAY Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Mahony, Director of the Block C Club email@example.com
Robyn Massey, Administrative Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Richard, Accountant/Fiscal Analyst email@example.com
THE FUTURE OF IPTAY IS YOU! Just as it was envisioned by Rupert Fike in 1934, IPTAY is about a loyal fan base of supporters at all levels. Gifts of all sizes, from those of Tiger Cubs to multimillion-dollar leadership gifts, serve to support student-athletes.
Jason Wilson, IPTAY Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Without IPTAY support, you might not be sitting in a state-of-the-art stadium, surrounded by other fans in solid orange, cheering on a strong team of Tigers. And across campus, student-athletes in 18 other sports would not be able to take to the field, arena or water proudly wearing the Tiger Paw.
COMPLIANCE: ASK BEFORE YOU ACT Clemson University continues to have great successes on and off the playing field thanks to your support of Clemson Athletics. However, in order to represent the University in the most positive manner, coaches, staff, student-athletes, alumni, IPTAY members and fans must adhere to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the ACC and the University. The NCAA requires each member institution to have “institutional control” and to operate its intercollegiate athletics programs in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. This means that Clemson University is responsible for your actions. Violations of NCAA rules, regardless of your intentions, can jeopardize a student-athlete’s opportunity to attend and compete for Clemson University. Violations also result in severe penalties for the University and the individual booster involved. If you have any questions or believe you have seen a violation of an NCAA rule, please contact Compliance Services at 864-656-1580 or compliance-L@clemson.edu.
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