SUPPORTING CLEMSON STUDENT-ATHLETES SINCE 1934.
TABLE OF CON TENTS
JARON BLOSSOMGAME Senior // Athletic Leadership
Block C Club
Seat Equity / Football Ticket Information
Football Parking Information
Supporting Capital Projects
Football Premium Seating
Ways to Give to IPTAY
Baseball/Basketball Premium Seating
Dear Fellow Tigers, Welcome to the IPTAY 2017 year! Since its founding in 1934, IPTAY has been committed to supporting Clemson studentathletes. 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 nonathlete students. We truly appreciate all that you do to enable IPTAY to fund these initiatives that help Clemson Athletics be the model program that it is today! The 2015-2016 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. In the 2016 spring semester, 261 student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or better, while 54 recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA. 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, and I would like to thank our 16,320 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!
Davis Babb Chief Executive Officer, IPTAY
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
IPTAY IN THE 21st CENTURY Today, as costs have risen, IPTAY provides millions of dollars in support for 19 varsity sports and various other programs that help enrich the lives of Clemson student-athletes. Just in the last 10 years, scholarship costs for student-athletes have risen by 69 percent! And the cost of academic support operations has risen by 70 percent.
IPTAY members today provide: Annual scholarships Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center
Student-athlete enrichment programs Facility subsidies
IPTAY operations Reserve funding for priority needs
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.
IPTAY SUPPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETES ON AND OFF THE FIELD. IN THE CLASSROOM, ON THE FIELD AND IN THE WORKPLACE, Clemson student-athletes must be prepared to be leaders in every phase of their lives. IPTAY has always been about creating excellence in every area by supporting the development of top-quality studentathletes â€” competitors both in the classroom and in their sports. Our loyal donors provide the funds that make Clemson a strong competitor on the national scene. 7
BASEBALL // GRADUATE // ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP BELTON, S.C. “Clemson’s athletic department holds itself to the highest standard and expects each and every student-athlete to do the same. Funding facility improvements are one example of doing whatever it takes to bring our sport programs to the next level. We have some of the best facilities in the country, and that’s a testament to IPTAY donors.”
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FOOTBALL // JUNIOR // COMMUNICATION GAINESVILLE, GA “The athletic scholarship awarded to me has opened so many doors. Because of it, I have the opportunity to attend Clemson and play football at the highest level. As Clemson student-athletes we are given all of the tools to be successful both on the field and in the classroom. We have great tutors, amazing facilities and the best fans in the country, which is why this is such a special place to be. I am so thankful for all of the donors who support IPTAY and make this possible.”
// JUN IOR // MARKE TING
// SHE LBY N. C.
Growing up in the basketball mecca of North Carolina, Parade All-American and state scoring-average leader Gabe Devoe could have stayed in-state to play college ball. But a recruiting visit to Clemson on a football game weekend turned his thoughts to Tigertown. “I loved everything about it. I’d never seen anything like it!” Gabe remembers. He also credits the Clemson family atmosphere for convincing him that playing basketball for the Tigers was what he wanted to do. “It just felt like home.” As a starting guard and member of the All-ACC Academic team, Gabe has to carefully prioritize his time among academics, practice and training. “It means so much to have support, and IPTAY provides tremendous resources for us. This amazing new facility we will be playing in, the academic services and just all the support that IPTAY provides is so important to our success at Clemson, not just for me but for my teammates as well.” Devoe credits IPTAY for helping him have a full, wellrounded college experience while he manages all the responsibilities of being a successful student-athlete. “I just want to say thank you. Thank you for everything you do for student-athletes.”
SOCCER // SENIOR // PSYCHOLOGY CARY, N.C. “IPTAY houses some of the most genuine and family-oriented people I’ve ever met. They have been a key part to our team’s success and experience in my time at Clemson. I can’t thank them enough for all they have contributed to us and their unbelievable support throughout our season.”
BRYSO N NIMM ER GOLF // SOPHOMORE // MANAGEMENT BLUFFTON, S.C. “With my father (Tony Nimmer) a former Clemson golfer, I had an appreciation for what it meant to have an IPTAY Scholarship at a young age and certainly knew its value when I entered school here last year. My dad was always appreciative of the scholarship he received so I knew all about it.”
SOCCER // SENIOR // HEALTH SCIENCE GREENVILLE, S.C.
“The value in a college education is the doors it opens down the road. IPTAY scholarships allow you to avoid debt from student loans and get a head start after graduation. Win or lose, we have the best support and fan base in the country. When recruits see what we have to offer, it’s hard for them to go anywhere else. We just had the highest team GPA we’ve had in years and were also a team of tremendous caliber with great success on the field. None of that would’ve been possible without IPTAY.”
CROSS COUNTRY & TRACK // RS JUNIOR // ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COLUMBIA, S.C. “I have a genuine appreciation for all that IPTAY does for the student-athlete experience at Clemson. I was a walk-on when I first arrived at Clemson, and was fortunate to eventually earn some financial aid through the scholarship program funded by IPTAY. Academics are also a big part of my collegiate experience, and because of the resources IPTAY provides through the Nieri Family Student-Athlete Academic Enrichment Center, I’ve been able to enjoy the very best support both on and off the track.”
CLEMSON ON THE MAP
CLEMSON STUDENT-ATHLETES HAIL FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY... AND AROUND THE GLOBE.
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“EVERYONE KNOWS I’M SOLID ORANGE. I’LL TELL ANYONE HOW GREAT CLEMSON IS. I KNOW THAT WHAT IPTAY PROVIDES FOR THE STUDENT-ATHLETES MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN OUR SUCCESS. IT HELPS EVERYWHERE — SCHOLARSHIPS, RECRUITING, FACILITIES, HIRING, TRAINING. ANYTHING THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE TEAM … IPTAY IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. I’M PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF IPTAY MYSELF.” — Coach Dabo Swiney
IPTAY IS A VITAL PART OF CAPITAL PROJECTS
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
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: New soccer facility Football operations complex New tennis facilities
CAPITAL PROJECTS // EXISTING & PLANNED
New Soccer Practice Fields
Doug Kingsmore Stadium Player Facility
Refurbished Historic Riggs Field
Rebuild of Littlejohn Coliseum
Melvin and Dollie Younts South Club/Suite Renovations
Completion of WestZone Phase III
Field-Level Seats at Doug Kingsmore Stadium
New Tennis Facilities
Football Operations Complex
WAYS TO GIV E IPTAY ANNUAL 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 â€” and a number of non-athletes â€” benefit from scholarships provided by IPTAY. These funds also make academic enrichment and life-skills training available for studentathletes 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.
HOW TO MAKE A GIFT TO IPTAY Every gift of every size to IPTAY makes a difference. And there are a number of ways to make your gift. Your membership may be paid by CASH
*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. 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 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.
Annual dues of $25
Annual dues of $75
- Personalized ID card - Window decal - Welcome gift -
Personalized ID card Window decal Welcome gift Premium gift
To create a payment method most convenient for you, please call 1-800-CLEMSON or 864-656-2115, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
IPTAY ANNUAL Revenue in Millions
IPTAY ANNUAL Total Annual Donors 16,320
2016 14,988 14,906
$22.5 M $20.6 M $19.2 M
McFadden $ 6,000
Heisman $ 10,500
Howard $ 2,400
Champion $ 800
Orange $ 400
*Consult your tax adviser. **Based on IPTAY priority and availability
Tax deductible* Donor card Car decal Address labels E-newsletter 8 issues of Orange: The Experience Priority Points
NOTE: Parking benefits are extended as a membership benefit only to those who purchase a minimum of two season tickets.
Purple $ 160
At every level, IPTAY members receive benefits with their membership that keep them involved with Clemson Athletics.
Paw $ 60
The benefits of IPTAY membership
Football season tickets number eligible to purchase (If Available)
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
IPTAYâ€™S FOOTBALL SEAT EQUITY PLAN 2017 IPTAY
In 2008, Clemson joined the other top-20 FBS football attendance leaders in Per-Seat Donation Yellow - $800 adding a preferred seating componentGreyto- $600 its annual giving program. Under the Tangerine - $350 plan, season ticketholders who gave atBlueor above the specified per-seat values - $250 Red - $200 qualified for specific seating in Memorial Stadium. Pink - $100 Green - Students // Visiting Team
The initiative has enhanced annual support for studentathletes 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. For the IPTAY 2017 year, adjustments to the per-seat donation values that qualify donors for seating areas in Memorial Stadium were made to the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan. In addition, all season tickets in Memorial Stadium available for purchase will require a per-seat donation beginning for the 2017 season. 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 new per-seat donations implemented for the IPTAY 2017 year.
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IPTAY 2017 Football Season Tickets Maximum Number Eligible To Purchase Paw ($60): 0 Tickets
Purple ($160): 2 Tickets
Orange ($400): 4 Tickets
Champion ($800): 6 Tickets
Tiger ($1,600): 8 Tickets
Howard ($2,400): 8 Tickets
IPTAY ($3,200): 10 Tickets
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
2017 IPTAY PER-SEAT DONATION Yellow - $800 Grey - $600 Tangerine - $350
Blue - $250 Red - $200 Pink - $100
Green - Students and Visting Team
FOOTBALL 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 Athletics Ticket Office accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and check. Please make checks payable to CUAD.
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NORTH WEST ZONE PARKING
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Annual IPTAY donors at the Orange level and above who purchase at least two season tickets are issued a parking pass. Parking locations are assigned based on IPTAY giving level and Priority Points within the level. Parking is reassigned annually.
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All General Public Parking
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!
Imagine watching the most exciting 25 seconds in college football from your luxury seat, as the Tigers run down The Hill! Or seeing a basketball player jam a high-rising dunk from your “feet on the floor” seats! Or viewing the called third strike as you sit just steps away from home plate! Enjoy the ultimate game-day experience in our suites and club seats in Memorial Stadium, courtside and club seats in the rebuilt Littlejohn Coliseum and the field-level seats in Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
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 - 22 suite tickets (North)
- High-definition TVs
- 12 suite tickets (South) - VIP parking privileges
- Access to suite two hours prior to game and one hour after the game
- Catering included in price
- Personal refrigerator and ice bin
- Theater-style padded seating
- Retractable windows
- Complimentary gameday programs
- Enclosed suite lobby
- Extra suite passes available
- Renovated restrooms
- Complete renovation to suite levels in 2015
- 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 for the minimum of $100,000. 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.
the melvin & dollie younts SOUTH 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.
THE MELVIN & DOLLIE YOUNTS SOUTH CLUB
- Open-air seating - Climate-controlled club lounge - Flat-screen TVs throughout club lounge - Complimentary gameday program - Personal locker with iced cooler
- Access to club two hours prior to game and one hour after the game - Cups, mixers and ice provided in the locker area - All-inclusive pregame buffet and appetizers at halftime
- Chairback seating with cup holder - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-656-3945.
COLISEUM CLUB 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.
COLISEUM CLUB SEAT LOCATION
ANNUAL LEASE TOTAL*
CAPITAL GIFT (Payable over 5 years)
Minimum IPTAY Annual Fund contribution of $3,200. *Annual lease total includes ticket cost, food cost and a premium donation which may be tax deductible and will contribute to your IPTAY Priority Point total.
- 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 menâ€™s and womenâ€™s restrooms - Halftime game statistics - All inclusive pregame buffet and appetizers at halftime
HOW TO QUALIFY 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. 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.
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
DOUG KINGSMORE FIELD-LEVEL SEATS SEASON TICKETS ARE $280 PER FIELD-LEVEL SEAT.
- Invitation to pre-season baseball dinner - Access to special baseball events - Exclusive gift
HOW TO QUALIFY Everyone who would like to be considered for the Field-Level Seats will be asked to sign a capital gift pledge form for a minimum of $10,000 per pair. This pledge is payable over five years, may be tax deductible and will contribute to your IPTAY Priority Points.
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 7-11, 2017. 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 YOU NG 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.
IPTAY YA! Benefits and Discounts
IPTAY DONOR DISCOUNT *Applies to all levels up to the Tiger level.
FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT
December 2016 May 2017 August 2017
Purple level $160 value or 90% DISCOUNT on donor levels
December 2015 May 2016 August 2016
December 2014 May 2015 August 2015
December 2013 May 2014 August 2014
75% DISCOUNT on IPTAY 2017 levels
50% DISCOUNT on IPTAY 2017 levels
25% DISCOUNT on IPTAY 2017 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 2017 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.
IPTAY COLLEGIATE CLUB
IPTAY TIGER CUB (birth to age 12) AND IPTAY CATS (ages 13 to 18)
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.
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.
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.
For just $40 a year (or $130 for all four years) IPTAY Collegiate Club membership gives you these benefits: Early football ticket distribution FREE Collegiate Club T-shirt FREE weekly email updates from Clemson Athletics FREE window decal FREE membership card that opens the door to discounts at over 35 area retailers Invitations to special events Special ticket offers IPTAY Priority Points that will count on your IPTAY membership after graduation To join IPTAY Collegiate Club, 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.
BE AN ANNUAL MEMBER OR A SUSTAINING MEMBER. Annual membership: Annual membership in either Cubs or CATS is just $30 a year.
BENEFITS Cubs and CATS are part of a special group of young fans who enjoy these benefits:
Tiger Cub or IPTAY CAT membership card Membership packet Postcards and newsletters throughout the year Emails with special ticket promotions On-campus youth events Age-appropriate gift Free admission to select baseball and soccer games Free admission to women’s basketball games Invitation to the Tiger Cub’s birthday party One IPTAY priority point per year of membership To become a Tiger Cub or IPTAY CAT, 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.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE SUCCESS: IPTAY REPRESENTATIVES IPTAY is the great success it is today 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 and meetings with coaches and players.
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 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.
Is my gift tax deductible?
How many IPTAY members are there?
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.
As of July 1, 2016, there are 16,320 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.
What is the relationship between Clemson Athletics and IPTAY?
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.
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.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
2016 JULY 1
IPTAY annual and fiscal year begins.
Donation deadline to receive tax credit for current calendar yearâ€™s giving
First Friday and home football season kickoff
OCT 1 IPTAY Day: Louisville home football game
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.
Season ticket applications mailed
50% of your IPTAY pledge is due in order to receive a football season ticket application.
All pledges for the current fundraising year are due.
The end of the fiscal year for IPTAY. All applications received after this date will be applied to the next fiscal year.
IPTAY STAFF 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.
Jean Armitage, Administrative Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Davis Babb, Chief Executive Officer email@example.com
Janice Cantinieri, Director of Stewardship firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay Copeland, Administrative Coordinator email@example.com
Bobby Couch, Director of IPTAY Major Gifts firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Davis, Administrative Specialist 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
Bert Henderson, Director of IPTAY Planned Giving firstname.lastname@example.org
Reed Kramer, IPTAY Assistant Director email@example.com
Robin Lay, Accountant/Fiscal Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Leonard, IPTAY Assistant Director email@example.com
Bob Mahony, Executive Director of the Block C Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Robyn Massey, Administrative Specialist email@example.com
Jill Richard, Accountant/Fiscal Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Shields, Premium Seats Coordinator/ Major Gifts Officer email@example.com
Ford Williams, Assistant Director of IPTAY Major Gifts firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Wilson, IPTAY Assistant Director 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. Brandox Cox, IPTAY Assistant Director of Parking 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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