Always LOYAL, Always a LEATHERNECK.
YOUR SUPPORT NOW IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER BEFORE! Three Funding Sources of Leatherneck Athletics
$ Raised in FY 2012 Number of Donors Source: EADA Report, member institutions
Funding for Leatherneck Athletics Sources:
State Appropriated Funds Student Fees Self-Generated Funds
1) State Appropriated Funds 2) Student Activity Fees 3) Self-Generated Funds
The Leatherneck Athletics operating budget for 2012-13 was $11 million to fund 20 NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics programs. State funding was reduced and will continue trending this way. Selfgenerated funding includes: • Football guarantee games • Fundraisers • Endowments • Annual funds generated via the Leatherneck Club
The Leatherneck Club is an organization
of fans, alumni, friends, parents, and businesses, which provides annual funding for more than 430 student-athletes with resources they need to compete at the NCAA Division I level and to succeed in the classroom. These funds are essential to
OUR SUCCESS and assist with: •Capital Facility Projects •Athletic Equipment and Apparel •Specialized Computer Software •Travel Expenses for entire Department •Broadcasting Production Assistance for entire Department
THE LEATHERNECK CLUB
What is the Leatherneck Club?
athletic & academic achievements ● $3,427,931 was awarded in athletics related scholarships ● 93 Student-athletes received full scholarship coverage ● 23 Student-athletes earned All-Conference honors (through March 2013) ● Women’s Soccer, Laura Atkinson named 2012 Defensive Player of the Year ● Men’s Soccer, Nathan Bruisma named Summit League Tournament MVP ● Men’s Basketball, Terell Parks named Summit League Defensive Player of the Year ● Swimming & Diving, Doug Ogilive named 2013 Summit League Diver of the year ● Four Student-Athletes earned All-Newcomer recognition - Football, Fredson Salomon & JJ Raffelson - Men’s Basketball, Adam Link - Women’s Basketball, Ashley Luke ● Track & Field and Cross Country, Michael Castel, Alycia Thurston, & Glenn Powell
broke school records ● Men’s Basketball, Jim Molinari named Summit League Coach of the Year - Insider.Com Summit League Coach of the Year - Finalist for Hugh Durham Mid-Major Coach of the Year - NABC District Coach of the Year ● Men’s Soccer, 2012 Summit League Tournament Champions (second year in a row) - Advanced to NCAA D1 College Cup (6 times in 9 years) ● Men’s Basketball won first conference championship in 30 years - Record of 22-9, most wins in Division I history ● Men’s Soccer, Charlie Bales & Aaron Winkelmann named to Academic AllLeague Team ● Women’s Soccer, Sarah Hall named to CoSIDA Capital One Academic AllDistrict Second Team
● Track & Field, Nathaniel Marshall, Jamario Taylor, Dana LaRue, Nichole
Manning 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track/ Field Championship Qualifiers ● Softball, Sammy Marshall named 2012 NCAA Division I National Champion in stolen bases ● Men’s Basketball, Ceola Clark III & Terell Parks named to Summit League Conference First Team ● Student-athletes held a 3.03 cumulative GPA ● 12 of 18 sports with 3.0 or better - Women’s Soccer (3.70) - Volleyball (3.46) - Women’s Golf (3.33) - Men’s Cross Country GPA (3.20) - Men’s Golf (3.12) - Baseball (3.02) ● Football, Jimmy Holtschlag named to MVFC All-Academic Team and named to FCS ADA Academic all-star ● Track & Field, Jeff Liles nominated for Rhodes Scholarship (only 32 student-athletes awarded in the country) ● 64 student-athletes earned Academic All-Conference Honors
SUPPORT LEATHERNECK ATHLETICS
● Women’s Soccer, Laura Atkinson, Katie Condon, & Amber Davis named to All-League First Team ● Women’s Soccer, Laura Atkinson named Goalkeeper of the Year in the Summit League Conference ● Volleyball, Samantha Fournier All-League Honorable Mention ● Men’s Cross Country, Andrew Hood & Chase Marlow named to Academic AllLeague Team ● Women’s Cross Country, Mackenzie Gray, Chelsea Lynes & Alycia Thurston named to Academic All-League Team ● Men’s Swimming & Diving, Josh Davis named to Academic All-League Team ● Men’s Basketball, Jack Houpt named to Summit League Academic AllLeague Team ● 36 Student-athletes named to Fall 2012 Summit League Conference Academic Distinguished Scholars List ● Men’s Basketball, Terell Parks named December Athlete of the Month
Our goal for the 2013-2014 academic year is 1,000 Leatherneck Club Members!
We Need yOUR HELP! Your generosity has a Huge impact on our StudentAthletes! WE will achieve MORE with your Support!
join the Club today! We had a great season and we owe a lot of that to the support of the Leatherneck Club. If it werenâ€™t for the Leatherneck Club, we wouldnâ€™t have the means to do as well as we do. The Leatherneck Club is the backbone of our athletic programs and it provides us with the financial support we need to prosper. - Charlie Bales
Graduating May 2014 Cedar Rapids, IA
Monday, June 3, 2013
34th Leatherneck Club Golf Outing | Harry Mussatto Golf Course
SUnday, August 4, 2013 Leatherneck Fan Day | Hanson Field
Saturday, August 24, 2013
24th Purple and Gold Auction | Western Hall
Friday, October 11, 2013
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | Union Grand Ballroom
Saturday, October 12, 2013
We had a great season and we owe much of our success to our Leatherneck Club for the contributions theyâ€™ve given us. Thank you for your support.
All-Leatherneck Football Reunion | Hanson Field
Friday, APRIL 18, 2014
Spring Football Game | Hanson Field
Saturday, APRIL 19, 2014 Football Golf Outing | Harry Mussatto Golf Course
- Remy Roberts-Bernett Graduating May 2015 Joliet, IL
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Direct Gifts Matching Gifts Gift-in-Kind Donations Gift of Securities and Stocks Planned Gifts Electronic Fund Transfer - Call WIU Foundation Office (309) 298.1861 Giving Online - www.GoLeathernecks.com (Leatherneck Club Tab)
- Briana Williams
Graduating May 2014 Oklahoma City, OK New Member
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2013-14 PLEDGE CARD
Thank you for being a part of the Leatherneck Club. I am grateful to be a member of the Leatherneck Softball team and we consider YOU a part of our team. Your membership helps in many ways and we owe a lot of our success to the Leatherneck Club.
has its own, separate fundraising account, which gives you, the donor, confidence that your gift is utilized by the sport YOU designate.
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- Ashley Luke
Graduating May 2016 Oak Creek, WI
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DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT: General Leatherneck Club 3275 Baseball 3731 Basketball-Men’s 3735 Basketball-Women’s 3733 Cheerleading 3242 Cross Country/Track & Field 3732 Football 3734 Golf-Men’s 3126 Golf-Women’s 3726 Soccer-Men’s 3737 Soccer-Women’s 3738 Softball 3729 Swimming & Diving 3740 Tennis-Men’s & Women’s 3736 Volleyball 3739
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Even though you don’t have a jersey, we consider you a big part of our team. The Leatherneck Club is our sixth player, our extra defender. It helps us compete at the Division I level because of its extreme support. The Leatherneck Club helps fund essentials for our team like basketballs, uniforms and travel expenses, all things that we greatly appreciate. To everyone who has supported the Leatherneck Club and Leatherneck Athletics, thank you.
Published on May 1, 2013