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LETTER FROM DR LISA CAMPOS Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Thank you for your support, commitment, and interest in Lumberjack Athletics and Northern Arizona University.
SUPPORTING student-athletes makes for a rewarding game day experience. 02 ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS 03 COMMUNITY 04 THE VALUE OF GIVING 05 YOUR INVESTMENT 07 FOOTBALL 08 BASKETBALL 09 JOIN THE CLUB 10 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 11 DETAILS 12 SUPPORT
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Membership to the Lumberjack Athletic Association (LAA), which provides academic and athletic support for our student-athletes, is vital to our continued success. Joining the Lumberjack Athletic Association directly benefits our student-athletes. Your help is essential to supporting our student-athletes who constantly strive for success in school, community work, and their athletic careers. This year, our student-athletes earned a cumulative 3.16 GPA and have been leaders in the community by serving more than 4,200 hours of community service. In addition, four of our teams have won Big Sky and Western Academic Conference (WAC) Championships. Your continued support has made these achievements possible, enabling our athletic program to reach new heights. We have accomplished great things together, but still have a lot of work to do to strengthen the athletic and academic legacy of Northern Arizona University. Our coaches, student-athletes, and staff understand that we must stay focused and work hard to be competitive. We rely on our donors to the Lumberjack Athletic Association to help support these efforts. With all of us working together, our legacy, laced with tradition and success, will continue for many years to come. Go Jacks!
ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS During the 2013-14 season, the Lumberjacks were as successful in the classroom as they were in competition. The Northern Arizona University swimming and diving team recently received the Scholar All-American Team award by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America for posting a team GPA of 3.36 during the 2013 fall semester, and 58% of our student-athletes were recipients of the Golden Eagle Award, a recognition given to student-athletes who earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
98 Student-athletes have above 3.5 GPA
3.16 83% 3.16 is the highest cumulative GPA since fall 2009
NAU Athletics posted a school-best 83 percent graduation rate, the highest among the three Arizona state universities and the best in the Big Sky Conference
3.77 2.94 198 Womenâ€™s Tennis has the highest cumulative GPA in recorded history at 3.77
Football has the highest cumulative GPA in recorded history for their program at a 2.94
198 NAU student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or higher
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4,200 Student-athletes completed more than 4,200 hours of community service last year.
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“My scholarship has given me the opportunity to play the sport I love and obtain an education at a Division I university. It is a privilege to represent NAU as a student-athlete and give back to the community.” - Janae Vander Ploeg, Women’s Volleyball
THE VALUE OF GIVING
MEMBERS / SCHOLARSHIP GIFT TOTAL
ANNUAL TUITION RATES $21,640
300 / $171,365 2013-2014
213 / $94,513
(2004 – 2014)
12 teams IN THE TOP 3
IN THE TOP 3
IN-STATE / OUT-OF-STATE *Tuition rates are set by the Arizona Board of Regents in the spring for the following academic year. Books, transportation, and personal expenses vary by student and are not included above.
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Nine Soccer players earn All-Big Sky Honors
Amanda Frost earns Mid-Major All-American honors
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Cross Country places 2nd at the National Championships
Women’s Track and Field wins back-to-back Big Sky Championships
Men’s Track wins six con Big Sky Cham
IN NAU ATHLETICS
and Field nsecutive mpionships
Football finishes the season ranked 15th in the nation, clinching an FCS playoff berth
Men’s Basketball finishes 2nd in the Big Sky Conference
Women’s Tennis finishes 2nd in the Big Sky Conference
Swimming and Diving wins its first-ever WAC Championship
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PARKING MAP Walkup Skydome
VIP parking (VIP) Please note that university policy and lots are subject to change due to construction and other reasons.
VIP/A PASS Tailgating Entrance VIP A P66 TG
Tailgate parking (TG) Parking for tailgating is an additional $100 per space and is not included in your donation.
A and C Passes See page 10 for details on which membership levels qualify.
C PASS Entrance
PLEASE NOTE: membership in the LAA is required for tailgating privileges.
P62 to I-17 and I-40
SEATING CHART Season ticket seat prices are not included in your donation and are an additional cost. There is a $6,000 minimum requirement to reserve a suite. $2,500 is considered a donation.* Please designate your gift to annual scholarship or as unrestricted in order to retain your seat location. 7 | CHAMPIONSHIPS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS
SUITE SUITE SUITE
218 216 214 212 210 208
MINIMUM DONATION REQUIRED
up to 20
*As allowed by IRS regulations, donations involving premium seating benefits are 80% tax deductible.
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LAA members receive priority seating for men’s and women’s basketball season tickets. The seating charts for the Walkup Skydome reflect the membership levels donors must attain to sit in specific sections. All LAA season ticket holders will retain their current seat locations provided that all LAA deadlines are met. New season tickets will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Bookstore Parking Garage
Blue Route Pick-up/Drop-off
“I am grateful for the opportunity to play the sport I love at NAU on scholarship. Without the generosity of the LAA I would not have been able to afford college.”
- Quinton Upshur, Men’s Basketball
VIP/A PASS Entrance
MINIMUM DONATION REQUIRED
COURTSIDE SEATS Y ALLOWED WA E - ON
PARKING MAP VIP parking (VIP) Please note that university policy and lots are subject to change due to construction and other reasons.
up to 20
up to 8*
*Subject to availability, you need to designate your gift to annual scholarships or as unrestricted in order to retain your seat location. Season ticket prices are not included in your donation and are at an additional cost. NAUATHLETICS.COM | 8
JOIN THE CLUB
When you join the Lumberjack Athletic Association, you’re joining an elite community of donors who believe in the value of education and the importance of giving back.
NAU SPONSORS 15 NCAA DIVISION I ATHLETIC PROGRAMS Men’s NCAA Division I Sports Tennis Basketball Outdoor Track and Field Cross Country Indoor Track and Field Football (FCS)
Women’s NCAA Division I Sports Soccer Basketball Swimming and Diving Cross Country Tennis Golf Volleyball Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field
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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
LAA Reception Pass(es)
Football Sideline Pass(es)
Invitation to AD Suite
FUNDING NEEDS Provides Books for a Student-Athlete Provides Tuition and Fees for a Student-Athlete Provides Room and Board for a Student-Athlete Provide a Full Student-Athlete Scholarship (Books, Tuition and Fees, Room and Board) PRIVILEGES/BENEFITS Charitable Donation Recognition in Game Programs Weekly E-mail Quarterly Newsletter LAA Decal Invitations to Special Events LAA Gift Membership Card with Discounts Men's Basketball Ticket Priority Football Ticket Priority Football Parking Priorities Basketball Parking Priorities Monthly Prize Drawing
Selected NAU Football Charter Trip(s)
*As allowed by IRS regulations, donations involving premium seating benefits are 80% tax deductible. Benefits reflect a donorâ€™s total LAA contribution tabulated from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. NAUATHLETICS.COM | 10
LUMBERJACK SPIRIT DETAILS KNOW THE RULES
Remember, once you contribute to Northern Arizona University athletics— or any intercollegiate athletic program—you are permanently considered an official booster, or “representative of athletic interests,” by the NCAA. Therefore, you are prohibited from providing ANY improper benefits or privileges to student-athletes. You are also not allowed to participate in any type of recruiting activities. We are extremely appreciative of your passion and support of our athletic programs and encourage you to always ask before you act! You may contact the NAU Compliance Office at 928-523-5353.
Relinquishing your Lumberjack Athletic Association membership automatically cancels all football and/or basketball season tickets in LAA reserved seating areas. Priority is assigned based in part on continual years as an LAA supporter, cannot be re-established after cancellation, and is not transferable. Monies received are non-refundable.
CONTACT US If you would like to talk to us about joining the Lumberjack Athletic Association, please contact: Ryan Weigand | Director of Development, Northern Arizona University Athletics Ryan.Weigand@nau.edu 928-523-7805
Department of Athletics PO Box 15400 | Flagstaff, AZ 86011
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The Lumberjack Athletic Association is a fundraising organization operated in conjunction with the NAU Foundation, which operates under the IRS non-profit code 501(C)(3) status and is the official booster club of Northern Arizona University Athletics. Its objectives are to raise funds for student-athlete scholarships, promote public awareness and attendance at games, and generate enthusiasm and community support for intercollegiate athletics.
NORTHERN ARIZONA PRIDE SUPPORT Choose from 3 easy ways to join the LAA and support student-athlete scholarships:
ONLINE MAIL PHONE
Complete/return attached form
MISSION Successfully develop and maintain quality relationships with friends and family of Northern Arizona University Athletics, which in turn will enrich the studentathlete experience through scholarships, academic support, and community involvement.
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THE SPIRIT OF THE LUMBERJACK BEGINS WITH YOU! Make a Winning Investment in NAU Athletics Join the Lumberjack Athletic Association
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Renewal
Amount Paid $ Balance Due $
Invoice me (choose one) Monthly Quarterly Yearly Check made payable to “NAU Foundation” Credit Card (choose one) Visa MC AmEx
Name Spouse’s Name (if applicable)
(Note: if a box is not checked, the card will be charged the full amount of pledge)
City Is this address
Credit Card Number Exp.
Continue my current payroll deduction (NAU Faculty and Staff only)
Alt Phone NAU Alum?
New payroll deduction (NAU Faculty and Staff only) Yes
I authorize a payroll deduction of $
Sec. Code (CVV/CVC)
Name on card (print)
Credit Card can be charged (choose one) Monthly Quarterly One-Time
Total Pledge $
Payment Method (choose one)
STEP 1 Contact Information New Member
STEP 3 Payment Payment
pay period(s) beginning on
Signature (Required for all payroll and credit card payments)
Name to be listed in program
STEP 4 Payment Allocation
STEP 2 Membership Level Scholarship ($15,000+)
Blue Coat ($500 – $999)
Regent ($10,000 – $14,999)
Axer ($250 – $499)
President ($5,000 – $9,999)
Louie ($100 – $249)
Town Jack ($2,500 – $4,999)
No benefits option (I choose to decline all member benefits in order to receive 100% tax deduction.)
Lumberjack ($1,000 – $2,499)
per pay period
Scholarship (choose one) General, or
and amount to each UNRESTRICTED (Please use my money where it is needed most.) Restricted for* (Designate sport) *Remember, you need to designate your annual gift to scholarships or as unrestricted in order to retain your seat location or receive any other benefits.
*Solicitor (Internal use only)
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