You Make the Difference DEAR NITTANY LION CLUB MEMBERS, The landscape of intercollegiate athletics continues to evolve on a monthly, and sometimes daily basis, and these changes present challenges, as well as tremendous opportunities, for our 800 student-athletes. During the past year, we have been able to provide cost of attendance for our student-athletes and have installed fueling stations online across our facilities to provide additional nutrition opportunities for our students. Our commitment to fulfill these initiatives added an additional $2.5 million to the Intercollegiate Athletics budget. This past year has also seen Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics embark
â€œWith this generous gift that you have given me, I will take advantage of all the amazing opprotunities that I have here at Penn State. Most importantly I will try my best to succeed academically and athletically.â€? Jessie Radanovich Womenâ€™s Fencing
planning projects that are vital in establishing our road map for both the short and long term. We are excited to consider the potential options for our athletic facilities plans in our daily charge to provide conditions for success for our student-athletes in the classroom, competition and in the community. Penn State is currently one of only seven institutions nationally that has a self-supporting athletic department. We rely on the generosity of our 23,000 Nittany Lion Club members to help fund these initiatives as well as provide scholarships and other vital needs that maintain our exceptional conditions for success for our student-athletes. I cannot thank you enough for your consistent support through the Nittany Lion Club. The importance of your contribution plays a critical part in advancing opportunities for our student-athletes. We need to continue to grow and enhance our Nittany Lion Club membership to close the gap with our scholarship costs that provide the very best resources for our Nittany Lions. Our passionate and dedicated Nittany Lion Club members are the best in the nation and have consistently stepped up to support this great institution and our 31 varsity programs. You play such a critical role in defining why WE ARE!!
Sandy Barbour Director of Athletics
ANNUAL GIVING PROGRAM 2017