THE Minutemen CLUB MISSION • We invite friends of the University to develop a meaningful relationship with our Department of Athletics. • We are obligated to clearly demonstrate our plan for UMass Athletics and the opportunities to participate in the betterment of our student-athletes. • Above all else, we support and celebrate the success of our student-athletes, UMass Athletics and the University.
CHAMPIONS IN THE CLASSROOM: 23 Student-Athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall of 2012 62 Student-Athletes are members of the Commonwealth Honors College 139 Student-Athletes were named to the A10 Commissioner’s Fall 2012 Honor Roll for
achieving a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA
157 Student-Athletes earned Dean’s List recognition in the Fall of 2012
Dominic Skrajewski, Class of 2013, 2012 Fall Scholar Athlete, Men’s Soccer “Minutemen Club, I want to thank you on behalf of the UMass Men’s Soccer Team. Your continued support allows us to compete at a high level in the Atlantic 10 Conference. I hope you will come out and watch some games to see personally what your support produces. Thank you again!”
Our Vision for 2013 While UMass fans enjoy non-stop thrills and record-breaking performances, it is Minutemen Club members who help make it happen. Each year, financial support from faithful Minutemen Club members helps our student-athletes achieve their peak performance both in the classroom and on the field. Donations to the Minutemen Club and our 16 sport-specific booster programs directly fund the future success of our athletics programs. Our vision for ensuring this future success is driven by three major goals, which are fundamental to the department and university’s core values: • Recruiting the brightest and most talented student-athletes • Investing in the construction of state-of-the-art athletic and support facilities • Attracting and retaining the best coaches and departmental administrative staff The success of these initiatives requires a significant financial investment in UMass Athletics through the Minutemen Club from every dedicated member of Minutemen Nation. To meet these goals we are dedicated to growing membership and providing exceptional donor service. There is a misconception that only major gifts make a difference; the truth is EVERY gift, no matter the size, makes a major impact on the ability of UMass Athletics to support each team and its student-athletes.
Coach John Micheletto, Ice Hockey- “Donor support through the Minutemen Club is the single most influential way an individual can impact the success of our program. Your dollars directly drive the competitive metabolism of our team and help propel us toward national prominence. “
The Minutemen Club is a place where our most passionate and dedicated fans have the opportunity to stay closely connected with the programs they care about, and the student-athletes who proudly represent UMass in the classroom and in competition. Members are the first to know about season ticket renewals, bowl trips, tournament tickets, exclusive special events and more. Join the Minutemen Club today and help us strive to achieve each of our goals; with your support UMass Athletics can and will rise to the next level!
Rising to the Next Level 3 Ways to Contribute to the Rise Up Challenge: 1. Increase your Minutemen Club gift by at least one membership level 2. Join the Minutemen Club as a new member* at the Minuteman membership level ($100) or higher. 3. Refer a friend to join the Minutemen Club at the Minuteman membership level ($100) or above. Starting with the 2013 campaign year, we are introducing our Rise Up Challenge to our fans, friends, alumni and current Minutemen Club members. Anyone who fulfills one of the three options described above will earn special recognition and benefits for answering the Rise Up Challenge. Our goal at UMass Athletics is to strengthen and grow support locally, nationally and beyond. Only 10 states to go before we have support from each of our nation’s 50 states! In addition to making a critical contribution to UMass Athletics, all those who meet the Rise Up Challenge will be eligible for the following exclusive benefits in addition to their benefits already afforded to them through their giving level: • Free Minutemen Club Hat • Special Recognition on the Minutemen Club Official website • Automatic entry into raffle for an away game travel package for two Please notify the Minutemen Club immediately with any new members you have referred by calling our office at 413-545-9652. *For the purpose of the Rise Up Challenge campaign, a new member is considered any 2013 donor who did not contribute to UMass in 2012.
Coach Sharon Dawley, Basketball, “Support of Minutemen Club donors and season ticket holders will allow our student-athletes to rise to the next level not only in competition but in the classroom as well.”
Coach Carla Tagliente, Field Hockey- “It is a given that we all aspire to compete and win at the highest level. However to sustain success over time, we need support from donors such as yourselves to make that a reality. Whatever assistance you can give is always used to making this experience for the studentathlete one they will always remember.”
Opportunities for Giving Annual Gifts
are necessary for student-athletes to keep their competitive edge. Facilities also play a major role in drawing new talent to a program. Recruiting is significantly more successful when coaches can offer prospective studentathletes first-rate facilities that feature the latest innovations in technology and safety. Please see Page 10-11 for more information on our Campaign for UMass Athletics.
The Minutemen Club The Minutemen Club has been an invaluable resource for the UMass Athletic Department since it was established in 1991. Originally started as the UMass Athletic Fund, the Minutemen Club has broadened its purpose to include programmatic support for studentathletes. Annual gifts support all 21 varsity sports and more than 750 student-athletes. Program Endowments A program endowment is an endowed fund established to meet a specific programmatic Sport-Specific Booster Groups In addition to directing the Minutemen Club, need of a varsity sport in perpetuity. Program the Athletic Development office also assists endowments produce a permanent stream and coordinates fundraising efforts with our of income for a defined purpose of your designation. sport specific booster groups. These 16 booster programs Scholarship Endowments allow funding to go A scholarship endowment is an endowed fund towards travel, program established to assist with the scholarship need enhancements and special of a varsity sport in perpetuity. Scholarship projects that directly impact endowments produce a permanent stream of each sport program at an income for scholarship expenses for the sport individual level. Each group of your choosing. has separate membership fees and benefit packages. Ways to Give: As a donor to any of There are a number of ways you can make your our sport-specific annual gift to UMass Athletics/The Minutemen programs, your gift(s) Club. will automatically • Check • Credit Card qualify you as a member • Securities • Pledge of the Minutemen Club. • Matching Gift • Foundations and Please see Page 8-9 for more information on • Reunion Giving Donor Advised Fund each of the 16 sport specific booster programs. • Planned Giving
Other Opportunities Facilities – Campaign for UMass Athletics In the increasingly competitive world of intercollegiate sports, state-of-the-art facilities
For more details, please visit the www. TheMinutemenClub.com or contact a member of the Athletic Development staff at 413.545.9652.
DONOR BENEFITS CHART MINUTEMEN CLUB DONOR LEVELS
Support the Education of a UMass Student-Athlete Assist with books for a Student-Athlete for One Semester Student-Athlete Support
Provides books for a Student-Athlete for One Year Meets the need for On-Campus Board for One Semester Meets the need for Off-Campus Room & Board for One Semester Minutemen Club E-Newsletter
Recognition & Exclusive Information
Automobile Decal & Minutemen Club Membership Card License Plate Frame (replacement frame available upon request ) UMass Car Flag Special Event Invitations
Access to Minutemen Club Pre-Game Hospitality Room; Men’s Basketball and Ice Hockey• VIP Parking Space at Gillette Stadium* Preferred Ice Hockey & Basketball Parking *
Tickets & Parking
Opportunity to Purchase Away Game Tickets ^ Opportunity to Purchase Bowl Game and NCAA Tournament Tickets ^ Spring Sports Pass ^^ Discounted Greens Fees to Minutemen Club Golf Invitational Discounted Golf at Hickory Ridge Golf Club, Amherst, MA Minutemen Club Gift
Sideline Experience for Selected Home Football Games at Gillette Stadium Athletic Concierge Services Dinner Invitation with Athletic Director and Coaches Complimentary away trip for 2 to Football or Men’s Basketball Game
*Provided only to Minutemen Club donors who purchase season tickets in these sports •When Scheduled ^Based on availability in order of donor level then priority point level within donor level
ALL-CONFERENCE ALL-AMERICAN $850+
HALL OF FAME RING OF HONOR $3,500+
^^Grants access to select regular season Men’s Lacrosse and/or Softball games
Sport Specific Programs We Support... Baseball—Diamond Club In 2012 won 6th Beanpot Championship and reached 1500 program wins.
WOMen’s Cross Country— Track & Field Won 2011-12 ECAC Indoor Championships and New England Outdoor Championship.
Men’s Basketball—Court Club Won 25 games in 2012 and finished the season with the program’s 18th postseason appearance as semifinalists in National Invitation Tournament. Won first 14 home games and finished the 2012 season with a 15-1 home record.
Women’s Basketball Was one of 32 winners in the 2012 NCAA Division I “Pack the House” Challenge. Had a 2012 graduate sign a professional contract and had two alumni named to the Canadian national team for Olympic qualifiers.
Men’s Cross Country— Track & Field Had an All-Conference runner in fall 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship and finished 10th in the NCAA Regional Championship. Placed 7th of 38 in NCAA Regional Championship for Outdoor Track in 2012.
Field Hockey Crowned Atlantic 10 Champions and made their 3rd NCAA appearance in four years along with a #13 ranking in the final RPI poll.
Ice Hockey—Pond Club Won 2012-13 Ledyard National Bank Classic Championship over Dartmouth College. Defeated #2 Boston College and #11 Boston University during the 2012-13 season.
Football—100 Yard Club Completed first season competing in FBS football. Earned first FBS win against Akron on November 10, 2012.
Men’s Lacrosse—Laxbackers Ranked #1 in nation in 2012 for first time in program history going undefeated in regular season and winning CAA Championship.
Michaela Streitfield, Class of 2013 Rowing - “Rowing at UMass gave me the opportunity to attend college, when otherwise it may not have been possible. Thank you for your generous donations that continue to open doors for studentathletes like me.”
Have won Atlantic 10 Championship for four consecutive years. In 2012 Head Coach Angela McMahon was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year for the second time and sophomore Katie Ferris was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.
Won Atlantic 10 Championship in 2012. Earned three NCAA statistics titles for 2012 and had two student-athletes named to the Easton All-America Team.
Took 2nd place in the 2012-13 A10 Championship after six straight titles, and 11 in 12 years.
Took 3rd in 2012 Atlantic 10 championship and had senior Emily Boucher named to Academic All-Conference Team.
Men’s Soccer Went undefeated in first three matches of 2012 season and had the male Fall ScholarAthlete honoree.
Women’s Soccer In 2012 season earned fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament berth.
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Women’s Swimming & Diving Took 2nd place in 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Championship, their best finish in 6 years.
Women’s Tennis Seeded #1 going into 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament and had Coach Judy Dixon named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.
Campaign for UMass Athletics The Campaign for UMass Athletics is underway and will have a lasting impact on our athletic programs. To date, we have secured over $12M million in private gifts and commitments to support the Champions Center, the Football Performance Center, Sortino Field, and the UMass Boathouse. The University’s commitment is strong, but only your support and that of Minutemen Nation will ensure the UMass Athletics Department meets the fundraising goals for these new, state of the art facilities.
Football Performance Center & McGuirk Stadium Press Box $34.5M Project $8M Goal remaining for private support • Located at the north end of McGuirk Stadium this 55,000sq.ft. facility will be home to all football operations. • New space for Press, Television, Radio, Coaches and Home and Visiting Team Suites.
• Project will include new coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, strength and conditioning facilities, sports medicine, equipment and locker rooms. • Groundbreaking April 26, 2013. Scheduled completion Summer 2014.
UMass Boathouse $100K Goal • The new boathouse facility will feature three bays to store and maintain boats. At approximately 72’-by-80’, it will allow ample space for competition boats, practice boats and launches. • Included in the facility will be a team room, showers, changing areas, and storage space for both training and competition equipment. • The opening ceremony for the facility will be held on September 8, 2013.
Champions Center $28.5M Project, $8M Goal remaining for private support • Dedicated 50,000sq. ft. Basketball Practice Facility for Men’s and Women’s Basketball. • New coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, equipment and locker rooms. • Groundbreaking April 26, 2013. Scheduled completion Fall 2014.
Coach Derek Kellogg, Men’s Basketball - “With the contributions from you, the generous members of the Minutemen Club, our long-time dream of a facility like the Champions Center is finally becoming a reality.”
Sortino Field $500K Goal • The UMass Softball Complex was named Sortino Field in honor of longtime head coach Elaine Sortino, to recognize her distinguished career and dedication to both the UMass program and the sport of softball. • Sortino is the fourth-winningest active NCAA D1 coach and has never had a losing season at UMass. • Fundraising goal is an additional $500,000 to continue enhancements to the complex.
To make a gift or to learn more, please contact: The Minutemen Club at 413-545-9652
Football Tickets One way to show your support of UMass Athletics is to purchase 2013 Football season tickets. These tickets at Gillette Stadium offer great entertainment for business or pleasure. Help us reach our goal of 15,000 tickets sold per game and support all of UMass Athletics through your purchase of Football season tickets.
Football Season Tickets Renewal Deadline: April 19, 2013 Prices: Club Level—$195.00 (Includes $25 donation to Minutemen Club) Lower Level—$120.00 VIP Parking Pass—Available to all Minutemen Club Members at the Minuteman Giving Level ($100) who also purchase Football season tickets
Basketball/Ice Hockey Season Tickets Pricing for the 2013-14 season tickets for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Ice Hockey will be available in July 2013.
Mullins Center Parking Due to planned Champions Center construction, all parking at the Mullins Center will be modified. Donors and ticket holders will be notified of the new parking plans in September 2013.
Coach Bob Newcomb, Women’s Swimming and Diving “Your support allows us to provide our studentathletes with the best possible environment to remain at the top of the Atlantic 10 and compete at the national level.”
UMass Priority Point Program Priority point totals, along with your Minutemen Club giving level, help determine Minutemen Club benefits such as upgraded season ticket locations and parking, away game tickets and new season ticket requests.
All existing priority points earned through December 31, 2011
This includes all previous priority points for season ticket purchases, donations and all bonus points
Current year unrestricted, athletic scholarship, endowment, and/ or capital giving
Five (5) points awarded for every $100 given to unrestricted, athletic scholarship, endowment, and/or capital projects. Points are cumulative and earned for life
Current year “other” athletic giving (i.e. non-cash, sport specific)
One (1) point is awarded for every $100 to sport specific gift accounts directly or through related fundraising events. This includes donations made to the Court Club, Pond Club, 100 Yard Club, Laxbackers and other sport specific programs
Number of consecutive years of Minutemen Club membership
Five (5) points are awarded for each year of consecutive membership to the Minutemen Club. Points are cumulative, but if a year of donating is skipped or falls below $25, this point category resets to zero (0)
Season Tickets Purchased
One (1) point per season ticket purchased in the tickets sports
One (1) point is awarded for each season ticket purchased in your name in Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball and Men’s Lacrosse. Years of purchase will be determined based on data from the UMass athletic ticket office. Season ticket purchase points are cumulative, but if a year of purchasing season tickets is skipped, your season ticket holder priority points reset to zero (0) www.TheMinutemenClub.com
FAQâ€™s How are gifts made to the Minutemen Club used? Gifts made to the Minutemen Club support all 21 UMass athletic teams toward scholarship and operational support. Is my contribution to the Minutemen Club tax deductible? Yes, the Internal Revenue Service allows a full deduction on contributions where there is no tangible or intangible benefit to the donor, otherwise an 80% deduction is allowed when the benefit is received. Contact your financial advisor for detailed information. Why is it important for Alumni, Parents, Friends, Season Ticket Holders, and Fans of UMass Athletics to join the Minutemen Club through a charitable donation? For UMass to remain competitive and provide our student-athletes and coaches with scholarship support, operational costs and team travel expenses private support is absolutely critical.
How does my donation to the Minutemen Club affect my season tickets? All seating and parking decisions are determined first by Minutemen Club Membership level and then by the amount of priority points held by members within each level. Therefore, the most significant determining factor in season ticket seating and parking locations is your Minutemen Club Membership level. I currently support a sport specific fund, will I receive Minutemen Club benefits if I continue to support that sport specific fund? Yes, you will receive the outlined benefits of the Minutemen Club if you continue to support a sport specific fund. Your membership level will be based on your total annual contribution to UMass Athletics. Do my donations to sport specific fund(s) count towards my Minutemen Club membership level? Yes, ALL donations to UMass Athletics are included when determining your Minutemen Club Membership Level. For example, a donor who contributes $500 to the Minutemen Club and makes an additional gift of $500 to the Court Club is recognized as an All-Conference member based on their overall $1000 contribution to UMass Athletics. How many members are there in the Minutemen Club? There are over 2,000 active Minutemen Club members. Who can join the Minutemen Club? All UMass fans are encouraged to join the Minutemen Club.
Can I pay a Minutemen Club donation in installments? You can make monthly payments toward your Minutemen Club pledge. Equal monthly payments can be charged to your credit card on the 1st of each month. Please contact a Minutemen Club staff member to discuss payment plan options. Is it possible to change my seat location? You may make a request to move your seat location. All seat location requests are subject to availability and are fulfilled based on the priority point system. If you would like to make a seat location request, please indicate this on your pledge form.
Where can I purchase official Minutemen Club apparel? To purchase your official Minutemen Club apparel check out our NEW fan shop website at: www.theminutemenclub.skorfanshop.com
April 19, 2013
2013 Football Season Ticket Renewal Deadline
Priority Points Run for Football
June 3, 2013
July 1, 2013
August 15, 2013
September 15, 2013
2013 Minutemen Club Pledge Deadline
2nd Quarter Minutemen Club Solicitations* Minutemen Club Golf Invitational Priority Points Run 3rd Quarter Minutemen Club Solicitation* Basketball and Hockey Season Ticket Renewal Deadline 4th Quarter Minutemen Club Solicitation* Priority Points Run for Men’s Basketball and Hockey season ticket seat assignments
*Quarterly solicitations are only distributed to Minutemen Club members who have not yet made their pledge for 2013
Make your gift or pledge to the Minutemen Club today to show your support of UMass Athletics! You’ll start receiving the exclusive benefits of membership right away and payment is not due until December 31, 2013!! The sooner you secure your gift or pledge, the better opportunity you afford UMass Athletics to properly plan for the distribution of funds to our deserving student-athletes. Please note the important dates above to be sure you are making the most of your Minutemen Club membership. Become a critical part of the Rise of Minutemen Nation and make your gift or pledge today!
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