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Reaching New Heights of

Championship Excellence ...


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Everyone!

You may have seen a poster with the wording below. These words reflect that everyone working together as a team, can achieve success. The next few pages of our 2011 membership booklet document new heights of achievements (pg 1) that our student-athletes and coaches have attained. In addition, we recognize our loyal Pirate Club members for new records of giving (pg 9) and new attendance marks (pg 10). However, as we embark on a new decade in 2011, everyone must work together to meet a new challenge (pg 11) of an exponential increase in scholarship costs. To address this challenge and others, the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) has developed a new long range plan, including a new mission statement and new strategic goals (pg 12). To thank members who continue to give more and/or recruit new members, new incentives (pg 13) have been created. There’s a quote by Thomas Boswell that states “There is no substitute for excellence. Not even success.” So while our student-athletes, coaches and Pirate Nation can celebrate our recent success, let’s keep our vision for academic and athletic excellence… championship excellence! Everyone must continue to work together with passion, determination, commitment, pride and spirit – “The Pirate Way”.

TEAM

Together Everyone Achieves More


New Heights Of Achievement

Over the last couple of years, many individual and team milestones have been reached by over 400 student-athletes representing the nineteen sports sponsored by East Carolina University. In the following listing are just a few of more recent accomplishments.

Softball • Captured first C-USA Regular Season and Tournament Championships in 2010 • Head Coach Tracey Kee named C-USA Coach-of-the-Year for second consecutive season • Eliminated No. 7 national seed Texas Longhorns at Austin Regional • .980 team fielding percentage ranked first in the country • Toni Paisley named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I Mideast All-Region First Team • Toni Paisley named C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Year for second consecutive year and is ECU’s career leader in shutouts with 45

Toni Paisley

Head Coach Tracey Kee

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Football • Five (5) straight bowl appearances—first time in school history • Broke or tied 29 team or individual records in 2010 • Since 2007, leads C-USA in league (24) victories • Dwayne Harris is first non-QB in C-USA history to win league MVP honors

Dwayne Harris

• Dwayne Harris is first ECU player to surpass 3,000 career receiving yards •

Dwayne Harris sets single-season records with 101 catches and 1,123 receiving yards

• Dominique Davis named C-USA Newcomer-of-the-Year

Dominique Davis

• Dominique Davis shatters single-season records for most passing TDs (37), most completions (393) and most passing yards (3,967) • Matt Milner named to C-USA All-Academic Team, with perfect 4.0 GPA as biology major • Michael Barbour set ECU single-season record for PATs with 56 • Michael Barbour establishes new single-season record for overall points with 104

Michael Barbour

Matt Milner

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Men’s Basketball • Brock Young nominated for 2011 Bob Cousy Award • Brock Young holds all-time ECU assist record •

Jeff Lebo named Head Coach

Head Coach Jeff Lebo Brock Young

Women’s Basketball • Qualified for the 2010 WNIT

Head Coach Heather Macy

• Broke school record for points in a season with 2,430 • Established new 3-point field goal mark with 187 • 2009-10 season produced second-most wins in school history (23) • Heather Macy named Head Coach

Women’sTennis • Completed 6th winning season in a row (and 11th in last 12 years) • Head Coach Tom Morris won his 400th collegiate tennis match and was inducted into the NC Tennis Hall of Fame

Head Coach Tom Morris

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Baseball • Beat eventual National Champion South Carolina 2 out of 3 games • Seth Maness C-USA Pitcher of-the-Year

Seth Maness

• Ranked in Top 20 for sixth consecutive year in average home attendance • Ranked for 29 consecutive weeks • 10 NCAA Regional appearances in the past 12 seasons

Coach Godwin

Women’s Golf • Set ECU school-record for low round with 10-under par 278 at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, topping old mark by 5 strokes • Amy Otteson recorded the lowest 18 hole individual score with a seven-under 65 (33-32), besting the old Pirate record by two shots • Ranked 46th nationally at end of fall season

Amy Otteson

Men’s Golf • Ranking rose to No. 39 nationally at the end of the fall season • Set a new school record with a 37-under par team score at the OBX Intercollegiate

Harold Varner

• Harold Varner set the individual scoring record, shooting 65-66 65 (-20)


Men’sTennis • Most successful two-year win total in school history (37-15) • Nationally-ranked both years first time in ECU history • Won C-USA Academic award for men’s tennis (2 of last 3 years)

Cross Country •

Tara Wilson, Brittany Copeland, and Zack Montijo named C-USA All-Conference USA in Fall 2010

• Brittany Copeland owns 2 of the top 5 performances on all-time ECU list • Tara Wilson named to C-USA All-Academic Squad

Men’s & Women’sTrack

Tara Wilson

• Matthew McConaughey (javelin) is national qualifier in outdoor track season • Dennis Aliotta (shot put) captured 2010 C-USA Indoor and Outdoor Championship • ECU record-high thirteen (13) athletes qualify for NCAA East Regional •

Tynita Butts clears six feet oneand-a-half inches in the high jump on December 5th at CNU. That is a new school record and it is also an NCAA qualifying mark for the NCAA Indoor National Championships.

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Men’s And Women’s Swimming And Diving • Had 9 NCAA “ B “ cuts with 8 women and 6 men making C-USA All-Conference team. • Men’s team recorded all-time ECU record of 27 consecutive non-losing seasons. • Both teams had 31 members achieve academic honors in the spring semester. • The women achieved Academic All-American Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. • Megan Coyne (diving) qualified for the NCAA Zone Regional Championships.

Megan Coyne

Head Coach Rick Kobe

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Soccer • 41-25-13 record over the last 4 years • Conference USA regular season champions in 2008.

Amanda Malkiewicz

• Three players named All-Conference USA in 2010 • Received NSCAA Team Academic Award for the the 7th straight year

Volleyball •

For second year in a row, won the Student Development Award, the highest team award given based upon community service, academic excellence and personal and career development

• Earned the NCAA Public Recognition Award for ranking in the top 10 percent of all sports teams nationally based on the NCAA Division I 2009-10 Academic Progress Rate

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Community Service

For the 2009-10 academic year, ECU student-athletes exceeded their community service goal of 5,000 hours with a final total of 6,404 hours of volunteer service. Agencies benefiting from the volunteer efforts include the ALS Association, Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County, Family Support Network of Eastern NC, Habitat for Humanity, Pitt County Animal Shelter, the Ronald McDonald House and Pitt County Schools.

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New Records of Giving Pirate Club membership reached another record-setting high in 2010, finishing the year with 17,808… marking the first time membership has crested 17,000. Annual gifts to the Pirate Club provide unrestricted, immediately expendable funds for scholarship costs. This vital base of support grew to a record-breaking $6,000,000 in 2010… marking the first year unrestricted cash donations has exceeded the $6 million dollar threshold.

New Numbers Tell the Story

$651.23

$27,022,000

- Average donation in 2010 (as of 12/17/10) - Athletic Department 2010-11 budget (projected)

39.1% - Increase in Athletic Department’s scholarship budget for 2010-11 fiscal year

895

22,196

49,665

65.4%

9,728

- Number of Pirate Club members in VanSant Society* *recognition of 25 or more consecutive years of giving - Number of football season tickets sold in 2010 - Average regular season football attendance in 2010 - Increase in unrestricted scholarship donations since 2005 - Number of 2010 Student Pirate Club members 9


New Attendance Record Comparison of 2010 average football attendance figures:

BYU

61,381

East Carolina

49,665

Utah

45,459

TCU

42,466

Air Force

40,093

UCF

39,376

Hawaii

36,166

Fresno State

34,703

Boise State

33,502

Navy

32,653

• ECU led Conference USA by more than 10,000 fans in attendance per game. • In terms of home attendance, ECU is second nationally for all non-AQ BCS schools and stands first east of the Mississippi.

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New Challenge Scholarship Funding History

Fiscal Year 10-11

Actual Expenses *5,702,876

Actual % Change 39.1%

Pirate Club Funding *4,300,000

Actual Exp. vs. Funding

09-10

4,100,076

2.0%

4,100,000

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08-09

4,019,429

-5.3%

4,000,000

19,429

07-08

4,242,214

-6.4%

3,795,000

547,214

06-07

4,530,302

-1.8%

3,776,537

753,765

1,402,876

Fiscal Year 06-07 was the first year of scholarship savings due to the new Special Provision Out-of-State waiver. As seen above, by FY 09-10 the combination of increased Pirate Club funding and the scholarship savings provided by the out-of-state waivers resulted in only a $76,000 difference to fully fund the scholarship budget. However, the loss of the out-of-state waiver in conjunction with rising tuition costs has resulted in higher scholarship expenses that have risen by over 39% in the current fiscal year. * denotes budgeted amounts for FY 10-11

2010-11 ECU Annual Scholarship Costs

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IN STATE

STATE

Tuition & Fees

$ 4,797

$ 16,871

Room & Board

$ 7,700

$ 7,700

Books

$ 400

$ 400

TOTAL

$ 12,897

$ 24,971

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New Long Range Plan: The Pirate Way – 2010-14

At its September 16, 2010 meeting, the Executive Committee of the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) approved a new long range plan for four years (2010-14). The final plan was the completion of nine months of meetings with a group comprised of current and former Executive Committee members, as well as, key staff liaisons representing the Pirate Club and Department of Athletics. The new long range plan includes an updated Mission Statement, as well as, four major strategic goals for the ECU Educational Foundation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the East Carolina University Educational Foundation, Inc., d/b/a the Pirate Club, is to be the friend-raising and fund-raising arm of East Carolina University’s Division I athletics program, representing the highest principles of honesty and integrity. By conducting annual fund, endowment, and capital campaigns in support of student-athlete scholarships, athletic facility enhancements and other programmatic needs, the Pirate Club seeks to bring positive recognition to East Carolina University and the region it serves through a competitive athletics program.

Four Major Goals I. Fully fund all athletic scholarship requirements II. Grow the Endowment Fund III. Operate at the highest levels of honesty and integrity IV. Provide exceptional customer service “So if you chose the Pirate Way and seek the fortune’s hold, then in your veins will purple run and gold within your soul”. –Al Lockamy, ECU Alumni

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New Incentives for 2011 110% Pirate Every day – in the classroom, on the field, and in life, we ask our Pirate student-athletes to give 110% in all they do in the pursuit of “championship excellence.” From practice to games, classes to exams, freshman to senior, orientation to graduation, you can see the commitment… to themselves, their coaches, professors, teammates, the University and our community. As scholarship and operating costs escalate each year, it is important that Pirate Club members respond with 110% effort again in 2011. Now is your opportunity to show you’re a “110% Pirate” and help the Pirate Club achieve its financial goal. This year, any donor, as outlined below, will receive a specially created DVD of the Pirate victory over NC State. As an added bonus, if a member also recruits a new member at $110 or more, they will receive a limited edition Pirate Club hat embroidered with “110% Pirate”! Here’s how you qualify: For DVD:

- increase your 2011 gift by $110 or more - join in 2011 at $110 or more

For Hat:

- recruit one new member at $110 or more

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212˚ Passion At 211° water is hot. At 212°, it boils. With boiling water comes steam and steam can power a locomotive. Sometimes, the one extra degree of passion makes the difference. That passion is what makes the “Pirate Nation” the greatest fans in college athletics. It’s that passion that can propel our Pirates to victory in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, as it did on October 16, 2010 versus the NC State Wolfpack in front of a record-breaking crowd of 50,410. We’re introducing a new degree of support for those Pirate Club members passionate about making a difference in 2011. This year, any donor who qualifies, as outlined below, will receive a one-of-a-kind aerial photo of the ECU vs. NC State game, and a specially-created DVD of the game. As an added bonus, if a member also recruits two (2) new members at $212 or more, their name will be put in a drawing for a special travel and game package for the South Carolina contest at Charlotte. So here’s how you qualify: For Aerial Photo/DVD: - increase your 2011 gift by $212 or more - join in 2011 at $212 or more For Bonus Drawing: - recruit two new members at $212 or more

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Why Everyone Should Give 110%! 16 Reasons

Pirate student-athletes excel in the classrooms as well as in athletics competition. Pictured above are sixteen (16) student-athletes who earned ECU and C-USA academic honors during the 2010 Spring semester. In total, 50% of ECU’s student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better semester GPA and thirty four (34) made the Chancellor’s List (4.0 GPA)

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Support How To Support The Pirates Your annual gift to the ECU Educational Foundation, Inc. (Pirate Club) is the backbone of the scholarship fund for our student-athletes at East Carolina University. Various methods of payment are available, including cash, check, marketable securities, ECU payroll deduction or our convenient PIRATEMATIC bank draft. You can also charge donations to your MasterCard, Visa or American Express account. You can securely make your donation online at www.ecupirateclub.com and click on JOIN NOW so that you can be counted as a valued Pirate Club member.

Matching Gifts

Your employer’s matching gift program may include provisions for matching contributions to intercollegiate athletics. Check with the human resources or personnel department at your company to find out if your gift can be matched, as well as to obtain the appropriate matching gift form to send along with your contribution. If not, please send in your Matching Gift form so that ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard can request a matching donation from your employer, whose funds will be applied to ECU’s General Scholarship Fund.

Bequests And Special Gifts

When you name the East Carolina University Educational Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or establish a life-income trust, you help to ensure the lasting strength and vitality of the athletics program at ECU. Bequests, trusts, and gifts of appreciated securities, insurance policies, and real estate may offer you excellent tax advantages as well. We welcome an opportunity to discuss these giving options with you.

Gifts-In-Kind

Donating needed goods and services is another way to build the strength of ECU Athletics. Printing services, office supplies, travel services, catering and courtesy cars are among the program’s annual needs. All gifts-in-kind must have prior approval of the Executive Director and/or Athletics Director, and will be credited at 50% to 75% of market value. This guideline assists the ECU Pirate Club in the equitable treatment of all donors.

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Pirates Supporting Pirates

The Pirate Club will continue our “Pirates Supporting Pirates” program to benefit our loyal donors and business supporters. The business membership requires a minimum gift of $400 and includes our “Pirates Supporting Pirates” ad slick and window decal, plus a listing on our Pirate Club website. Look for the “Pirates Supporting Pirates” logo wherever it’s displayed. We encourage our business partners to offer special promotions and discounts to active Pirate Club members who show their membership cards. For further information go to www.ecupirateclub.com and click on “Pirates Supporting Pirates”.

Where do you Rank?

Below is a ranking of Pirate Club members by priority points. All priority ticketing and parking allocations are processed using the priority point system and annual gift level. The table below is offered as a guide to help you gain a better understanding of the priority point systems and where you rank within that system. Ranking is based upon December 15 data and only includes active donors for the past two years.

Rank

Priority Points

50 100 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000

5,109 3,296 1,027 551 362 256 191 145 82 45 27

Online Giving

The Pirate Club is proud to offer the ability to make a gift online. New donors joining for the first time or existing donors looking to renew their gift should visit www.ecupirateclub.com. All donors to the Pirate Club have an online account. If you are visiting the site for the first time and are a current Pirate Club member, please call the Pirate Club to receive our account number then register using a valid e-mail address. All new Pirate Club members can register directly online. Benefits of Visiting Your Account Online:

• • • • •

View Your Priority Points View Your Giving History Update Your Mailing Address View Your Current Seat Location Contribute Online – contributing online is secure, saves time and postage, and provides immediate confirmation that your gift has been received.

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Skull & Crossbones $600 - $1,199

Purple Pirate $1,200 -$1,799

Buccaneer $400 - $599

Ticket Purchase Priority

Swashbuckler $200 - $399

2011 Gift Levels

Crew $100 - $199

To show appreciation to its members, the Pirate Club has set up the following benefits and privileges for various gift categories. These club levels and benefits are subject to change as the Pirate Club grows.

FB 2 BB 2 BA 2

FB 4 BB 2 BA 2

FB 4 BB 2 BA 2

FB 4 BB 4 BA 4

FB 4 BB 4 BA 4

Tax Deduction Bumper Stickers, Window Decals, Newsletter Membership Cards Pirate Club Social Room Access (FB) Program Recognition

Halftime Basketball Hospitality

Football Parking (Season ticket accounts only)

Basketball Parking

$120 LOT CB

$60 LOT CB

$60 $120*

NP $120*

$60

(Season ticket accounts only)

Baseball/Softball Parking (Season ticket accounts only)

Recognition Plaque

Pregame Basketball Hospitality

Pregame Football Hospitality Sabre Society Special Gifts (One Time Only)

Access to Harvey Hall (FB)

Premium Seating (FB, BB, BA)

*All donors (except Sabre Society) parking at Elmhurst will pay a parking fee of $120. **Option of 6 season tickets. ***Second parking pass, location based upon availability and purchase of a for the 2011-2012 season. Maximum of 4 depending on season tickets purchased. Codes: NP - Private. Numbered spots assigned; Lot CB - Carol Belk Building

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Bronze Sabre $7,500 - $9,999

Silver Sabre $10,000 - $14,999

Golden Sabre $15,000 - $24,999

Platinum Sabre $25,000 & Above

FB 10 BB 4 BA 6

FB 12 BB 6 BA 8

FB 14 BB 6 BA 8

FB 16 BB 6 BA 8

NP***

NP***

2

4

Jolly Roger $3,000 - $4,799

FB 10 BB 4 BA 6

Golden Pirate $1,800 - $2,999

Scholarship $4,800 - $7,499

Circle of Excellence Levels

FB 6 BB 4 BA 4

FB 8 BB 4 BA 4

NP $120*

NP** $120*

NP** $120*

NP***

NP***

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4

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to purchase second parking pass, location based upon availability and purchase of a minimum minimum of 6 season tickets. #Golden Pirate Level must purchase pregame access passes at $75

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Benefits Of Membership Perhaps the greater benefit of Pirate Club membership is the understanding that your contribution creates educational opportunities for the student-athlete who represents East Carolina University. The chart on page 22 illustrates some of the benefits associated with your Pirate Club gift. The following is a detailed description of each benefit.

Bumper Stickers, Window Decal, Newsletter

All members receive bumper stickers and two variations of window decals to proudly display on their vehicles or business window. In addition, 10 times per year The Pirates’ Chest newsletter is sent to each member with Pirate Club and ECU Athletics news and articles. A hard copy will be mailed to Skull and Crossbones and above members, while an electronic copy will be sent to all other members.

Membership Cards

Each membership receives two (2) membership cards. Please retain your membership cards for use at various events, including home football games. Go to our website, to research local businesses providing discounts to Pirate Club members, click on Pirates Supporting Pirates for information.

Pirate Club Social Room

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Program Recognition

All members at the Buccaneer level and above are recognized by giving level in the football game program provided the contribution is received prior to June 1 of each year.

Halftime Basketball Hospitality

All members at the Skull and Crossbones level and above who purchase basketball season tickets, will have access to Harvey Hall in the Murphy Center during halftime. Complimentary refreshments and soft drinks are served and a cash bar is provided.

Basketball Parking

All members at the Skull and Crossbones level and above who purchase season tickets qualify for parking privileges. The Purple Lot and Gold Lot (reserve) provide parking on a first-come-first serve basis. The Gray, Blue, Orange and Gold Lots (spaces 1-143) are numbered spaces. To qualify for a numbered space, a member must be a Jolly Roger level member or above with a priority ranking of 800 or better or a Sabre level donor. For 2011-12 season, Skull and Crossbones level members must purchase parking for $60.

Recognition Plaque

All members at the Purple Pirate level and above will receive a special Pirate Club plaque to proudly display at the office or home.

Pre-Game Basketball Hospitality

All members at the Golden Pirate level and above who purchase season tickets will have access to Harvey Hall in the Murphy Center. The number of access passes is limited to the number of priority season tickets purchased. Local and national restaurants will cater each pre-game meal, to include complimentary beverages. A cash bar is also provided. Golden Pirate members must purchase access passes for $75 each. A member of the basketball coaching staff provides a “scouting report� of each game opponent.

Pre-Game Football Hospitality

All members at the Jolly Roger level and above who purchase season tickets qualify for pre-game hospitality area. The number of access passes is limited to the number of season tickets purchased. Local and National restaurants will cater each pre-game meal, to include complimentary beverages. A cash bar is also provided.

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Access to Harvey Hall

All members of the Sabre Society will qualify for entrance to the “Privateer’s Deck” during football season. Bronze Sabre level members qualify for two (2) passes both Silver Sabre and Golden Sabre level members qualify for four (4) passes and Platinum Sabre level memberships qualify for six (6). Food and beverages are provided and a cash bar is also available. Members may also watch the football game from the Les Garner Terrace.

Premium Seating

Based upon availability, Sabre Society members will have access to Club Level or VIP seating in football, new courtside seating in men’s basketball and use of the Pirate Club Box in baseball.

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Football

Football Ticket Information Request for Seat Changes – If you would like to change your present

location, please complete the SEATING REQUEST on the back of the renewal application and indicate any special requests. The Pirate Club and Ticket Office will make every effort to honor special seating requests. If seating in the location requested is not available, the best available seats, based on priority points, will be assigned.

Request for Additional Seats – If you are requesting seats above last year’s total, indicate in the SEATING REQUEST on the back of the renewal application what your seating preference is. We cannot guarantee location adjacent to original seats (most times this is not possible). Therefore, designate whether you prefer to allocate all seats together in a new location, or assign new seats as close as possible to your current location. Additional SINGLE GAME tickets will not be adjoining season tickets. Decreasing Number of Tickets – If you are decreasing your previous year’s order, please indicate your seating preference in the SEATING REQUEST on the back of the renewal application. We reserve the right to move your seats to avoid single seats. This may result in a slight change of your seat location. Priority Number of Tickets – An individual annual gift level to the

Pirate Club (by April 1) determines the number of tickets allocated within priority sections. Please consult the Pirate Club gift level chart for the number of tickets at your giving level.

Group Requests – All group orders (season or single-game) will be assigned to the lowest priority ranked account. To request a season group order, all individuals should check the appropriate box (see SEATING REQUEST on the back of the renewal application) and list the remaining group member’s Pirate Numbers, separated by commas. Ticket Assignment – Season and single-game tickets are allocated based on five factors:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Pirate Club priority points/ranking Priority deadline date Availability of seats Number of requested seats (see “Priority Number of Tickets” above) Customer preference

For more information on current requirements to sit in Pirate Club priority sections, call the ECU Pirate Club at 252-737-4540.

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Renewal/Priority Deadline – April 1st is the priority deadline for both PIRATE CLUB DONATIONS AND FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET ORDERS. All Pirate Club season ticket holders purchasing full price season tickets will keep their seat location, provided they renew by the priority deadline and maintain/improve their annual Pirate Club donation level. Economy Plan/ Non-Pirate Club season tickets are NOT guaranteed same seats year to year, due to growth of Pirate Club priority tickets. We reserve the right to avoid single seats. New orders will be assigned in Pirate Club Priority Order to seats not reordered by the April 1st deadline. Note: All lower level seating is reserved for Pirate Club members only! All non-Pirate Club members will be seated in the upper deck sections of 215, 219, or 220. Five-Year Assignment – Every five years season ticket seat locations are re-evaluated for each seating section based on Pirate Club Priority points. The next reassignment of seats for football is scheduled in 2015.

Where Do You Qualify to Sit? The following priority ranking breakdown determines appropriate seat locations in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium based upon the availability. (See stadium map)

Section(S)

Rank

6 Inner Half of 5,7 Outer Half of 5,7 4B/8A 4A/8B 3/9 2/10 16, 17, 18 Upper Deck

1 – 300 301 – 750 751 – 1,200 1,201 – 1,700 1,701 – 2,750 2,751 – 4,000 4,001 & above priority order priority order

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Football Parking Information Same Parking Assignment All donors who had parking for the 2010 football season may maintain their same parking space/lot provided they remain at the same giving level AND purchase season tickets by the April 1 deadline, and pay the required parking fee, if required. NOTE: Due to possible construction projects and the loss of some parking spaces, reassignment of some parking spaces may result. Location Change Requests Any requests for changing your parking location should be submitted in writing to the Pirate Club Office by April 1. This also applies to any donor who may have increased their 2011 annual gift. Elmhurst School Again in 2011, we will continue to offer our members parking at Elmhurst School. The Pirate Club will require all donors (except Sabre Society level) to pay a parking fee of $120. All donors who parked at Elmhurst School in 2010 will be able to maintain parking provided they renew at the same giving level and purchase season tickets by the April 1 deadline, and pay the $120 parking fee ($250 for RV permits). Any new requests for the limited remaining spaces, will be required to be at the Purple Pirate ($1,200 minimum) level. Please feel free to call the Pirate Club Office with any additional questions. Buccaneer Level ($400-$599) will park at the Carol Belk Building (CB) Lot in 2011, and must purchase a parking pass for $60. (Zones 1 & 2) Skull & Crossbones Level ($600 - $1,199) must purchase a parking pass for $60 in 2011, except those accounts parking at Elmhurst School who pay $120. Jolly Roger ($3,000 minimum) and Scholarship ($4,800 minimum)

level donors may purchase a second parking pass for $60 ($120 at Elmhurst School) provided they purchase a minimum of six (6) season tickets in their name. Parking location of the second pass will be based upon availability.

➤ Sabre Society Parking: All donors will qualify for two (2) reserved parking passes in a primary lot based upon the purchase of six (6) or more season tickets. ➤ Elmhurst RV Parking: Must meet the minimum requirements to park at Elmhurst School and purchase an RV parking pass ($250). All allocated spaces were sold out in 2010. ➤ Vip Lot RV Parking: Must meet the Skull & Crossbones minimum priority point total of 130 or more points. All allocated spaces were sold out in 2010, however, additional RV parking will be available at the Carol Belk Lots.

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➤ ADA Parking: Currently, almost 90 parking spaces are being used to provide Pirate Club members with accessible parking. These spaces are located in the Gold Lot, Blue Lot, Purple Lot, White Lot and Elmhurst School. In 2011, we may expand to some spaces in the Lower Minges Lot. All ADA parking will be allocated based upon the combination of annual giving level and priority points. To qualify for ADA parking, appropriate documentation must be submitted to the Pirate Club Office including a copy of your State issued handicap placard. The handicapped individual must be in the vehicle to park and attendants may check for identification. ➤ 2011 Parking Fees: All Buccaneer and Skull & Crossbones level donors will be charged $60 for a parking pass this year. Elmhurst School parking will be $120 ($250 for RV parking) and all additional RV parking will be $200. ➤ New for 2011: Swashbuckler ($200 - $399) level donors may purchase parking for $120. Carol Belk Lot (zone 3 only) based upon availability.

2011 Parking Lot Requirements ** PURPLE LOT

Bronze Sabre and above

GOLD LOT

Scholarship and above

WHITE LOT (inside fence)

Scholarship and above

WHITE LOT (road)*

Jolly Roger and above

BLUE LOT

Jolly Roger and above

GRAY LOT

Jolly Roger and above

LOWER MINGES

Purple Pirate and above

CLARK-LeCLAIR LOT

Purple Pirate and above

ELMHURST SCHOOL

Purple Pirate and above

WILLIAMS JUNGLE

Purple Pirate and above

CAROL BELK BUILDING

Buccaneer

CAROL BELK BUILDING

Skull & Crossbones (less than 70 points)

CAROL BELK BUILDING

Swashbuckler (Zone 3)

* Includes CL Lot 1-29

**New requests only (if available)

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Priority Point Plan Priority Point System

In an effort to more equitably serve Pirate Club members, a priority point system was developed and implemented in 1993 by the Executive Committee of the ECU Educational Foundation. The priority point system determines ranking for season ticket allocation and acquiring tickets to high demand events, such as away games at NC State and UNC, post-season tournaments and championships, bowl games and other special events. It is also used to assign Pirate Club benefits including priority parking and requests for seating upgrades prior to reassignment years.

How You Acquire Points

Category

Points

Description

1) Annual Gift 2

For each $100 of (current year only) support to the annual Pirate Club scholarship fund

2) Continuous Years 2 (current & previous years) 3) Continuous Year Bonus 5 (at each 5th year increment)

For every consecutive year as a Pirate Club member

4) VanSant Society 25

Bonus points will be awarded to recognize 25 consecutive years of giving

5) Cumulative Giving 2 (excludes current year)

For each $100 of total giving to Pirate Club

6) Cumulative Giving Bonus 10 (at each $5,000 increment)

In addition to category 5, Bonus Points will be awarded to recognize annual giving milestones.

7) Football Season Tickets 2

For each consecutive year as a football season ticket purchaser* (effective beginning with the 1993 season)

8) Basketball Season Tickets 2 (Men’s and Women’s)

For each consecutive year as a basketball season ticket purchaser* (effective beginning with the 1993-94 season)

9) Baseball/Softball Season 2 Tickets

For each consecutive year as a baseball/softball season ticket purchaser* (effective the 2000 season - baseball, 2011 season - softball)

10) Capital Campaign Gifts 2

Points for capital campaign are calculated the same as annual gift categories. Any bonus point would also be included.

11) Miscellaneous

Pirate Rep, auction

In addition to category 2, Bonus Points will be awarded to recognize consecutive years of giving.

* Minimum of two (2) season tickets. NOTE: Seat assignments will be re-evaluated every five-(5) years effective in 2015 for football, 2015 for baseball and 2011 for men’s basketball.

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Upper Level

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Student Pirate Club •

The primary focus of the Student Pirate Club is to involve East Carolina University students in an excitement-oriented organization that is committed to supporting and promoting all ECU athletic programs.

The Student Pirate Club is the largest studentbased organization at East Carolina University and the largest student-based organization in the entire University of North Carolina system.

• Student Pirate Club membership climbed to 9,728 last year, an 89% increase. • The Student Pirate Club membership fee is $50 for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Young Grad Young Graduate Program

Our Young Graduate program has seen significant growth over the past five years. The program consists of alumni who have graduated in the past three years and offers them the opportunity to join at a fraction of the normal cost.

Young Graduate Donation Levels

Year of Minimum Pirate Club Pirate Club Participation Contribution Contributes Gift Credit ________________________________________________________________

Year 1 $50 $150 $200 (Dec ‘10/May ‘11) ________________________________________________________________ Year 2 $75 $125 $200 (Dec ‘09/May ‘10) ________________________________________________________________ Year 3 (Dec ‘08/May ‘09)

$100

$100

$200

$50 is the minimum contribution. A Young Graduate member can donate any amount they wish and the Pirate Club will still match depending on which year you are in the program. Therefore, if a first-year Young Graduate donates $250 versus $50, that combined with the $150 gift credit, would qualify them for the Buccaneer level ($400). Young Graduate members qualify to purchase discounted season tickets for all sports. For the 2011 football season, all seating will be allocated in section 19.

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Donor Agreement Donors agree to adhere to and abide by rules and regulations concerning intercollegiate athletics as determined by the NCAA, Conference and East Carolina University. Should questions arise concerning the various rules and regulations, donors acknowledge that they should contact the ECU Athletic Compliance Office at (252) 737-1522. Donors agree that should they be found by the NCAA or the University to have violated, knowingly or without regard for the same, rules or regulations, they may be disassociated from the University athletics program and its activities. Donors can be expelled as a member of the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) and will forfeit all benefits and privileges (including the right to receive priority season tickets and parking privileges (including the right to receive priority season tickets and parking at specified athletic events) until the end of the periods of disassociation and subsequent reinstatement by the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club).

Tax Information The East Carolina University Educational Foundation, Inc. is a not-forprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation domiciled in the State of North Carolina. Our Federal Tax ID# is 56-606-1192. A contribution that entitles the donor to purchase tickets is 80% deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes, as per IRS Code, Section 170 (1). In addition, the IRS has ruled the 80% portion is only tax deductible as a contribution, to the extent that it exceeds the value of any additional benefits the donor may have received. For 100% tax deductibility of a contribution, a donor must decline in writing the right to receive any benefits at the time the contribution is made. Consult your tax advisor for more information. 速

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2011 Pirate Club Application

❏ Renewal ❏ New Member ❏ Past Young Graduate ❏ 1st Year ❏ 2nd Year ❏ 3rd Year NAME: ❏ Mr.

❏ Mrs. ❏ Ms.

❏ Business ______________________________________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________

Street

City

State

Zip

CONTACT NAME (If a Business): ___________________________________________________ TITLE: ________________________________________________________________________ HOME PHONE: ( FAX: (

) ________________ BUSINESS PHONE: (

)

CELL PHONE: (

) ___________________

) __________________________

REFERRED BY: _________________________________________________________________

PLEASE COMPLETE PERSONAL INFORMATION EMAIL: _______________________________________________________________________ BIRTH DATE: _____________________________ ECU ALUMNUS YEAR: ________________ LETTERWINNER (Sports): _____________________________________ YEAR(S): ________ SPOUSE’S NAME: ______________________________________________________________ BIRTH DATE: _____________________________ ECU ALUMNUS YEAR: ________________

All Pledge Balances Due By December 15, 2011. April 1st Is Ticket Priority Deadline!!

GIFT INFORMATION (See Gift Levels Table on page 22 of this brochure)

TOTAL PLEDGE FOR 2011: $ ___________________________

❏ CHECK ENCLOSED: AMOUNT $ ____________________ ❏ MC ❏ VISA ❏ AMEX

CHARGE TO MY:

CREDIT/DEBIT CARD #: _________________________________________________________

EXP. DATE: ___________________

AMOUNT CHARGED: $ ________________________

❏ AUTOMATIC BANK DRAFT* *When choosing BANK/CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DRAFT please complete the form on the reverse side of this card.

❏ YES

❏ NO

SEND ECU PAYROLL DEDUCTION FORM:

MATCHING GIFT FORM ENCLOSED:

SIGNATURE: __________________________________________________________________

THE PIRATE CLUB THANKS YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT.

❏ YES ❏ NO

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AUTHORITY TO HONOR BANK AND CREDIT CARD DRAFTS For your convenience, you may have your bank account drafted to fulfill your yearly contribution commitment by filling out this form and returning it with a voided check. You may have your credit or debit card drafted as well.

• Bank accounts are debited on the 1st or 15th day of each month, or on the first business day after these dates. Credit/Debit card drafts are done on the 10th of each month, or the first business day after the 10th.

• Your monthly draft must fulfill your specific giving level by the end of each calendar year.

• With your authorization, the ECU Educational Foundation, Inc., will draft your bank account or credit/debit card on a monthly basis in subsequent years unless you request it to be stopped.

• Completion of this form is an authorization for the ECU Educational Foundation, Inc., to draft the indicated account.

BANK ACCOUNT DRAFT AUTHORIZATION __________________________________________________________ NAME ON ACCOUNT

$ ____________________________ $ ______________________________ MONTHLY DRAFT AMOUNT

ANNUAL TOTAL*

*Annual total for designated membership level must be completed by December 15, 2011

__________________________________________________________ ROUTING#

ACCOUNT# ❏ 1st of the month ❏

Please choose which day of the month your bank draft will occur.

15th of the month

CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DRAFT AUTHORIZATION __________________________________________________________ NAME ON ACCOUNT

__________________________________________________________ CREDIT/DEBIT CARD#

EXPIRATION DATE

$ ____________________________ $ ______________________________ MONTHLY DRAFT AMOUNT

ANNUAL TOTAL*

*Annual total for designated membership level must be completed by December 15, 2011

__________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE AUTHORIZATION Required for Bank Account and Credit/Debit Card Draft

INQUIRIES:

ECU Educational Foundation, Inc. Ward Sports Medicine Building East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858-4353 Or call: (252) 737-4540

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Building New Championship Facilities...

“Step Up to the Highest Level� Campaign


ECU Educational Foundation Ward Sports Medicine Building Mail Stop 158 East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (252) 737-4540 For more information on Ticket Priority, Seating Location and Parking, call the Pirate Club at 252-737-4540 or go online at

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