Greetings Cougar Nation. Hope you all had a good week.
Well, as promised--albeit one week late--here is the update I have on our progress to help the athletic department generate a grassroots campaign to help fund Martin Stadium:
Yep, just like Tom Petty, BH has been all dressed up with no where to go.
So, while we wait for a response from the Athletic Department (the waiting is truly the hardest part), I have a question for you all..
In my conversation two weeks ago with persons high up in the AD chain of command, I was told of their interest in directing our donations to the fund that provides scholarships to our student-athletes. The reason: the state budget cuts are dipping heavily into the coffers that fund the scholarships that we need to provide the breadth of athletic competition that is commensurate with a major conference like the Pac.
At first, I thought "no way." But, after thinking about it, I find myself warming up to the idea--at least a bit.
So, while we wait for an update, we would like to hear your "last word" on how you would like your money used to support Cougar Athletics. If we do the Martin Stadium thing, we would theoretically get quarterly information back from the WSU Athletic Foundation as follows:
1) Total gifts received
2) Total gifts pledged
3) Number of First Time Donors
4) Number of New Members to the Cougar Club (or whatever the hell its called)
5) Amount of money left to be raised.
If, however, we do the scholarship thing, we will track all of the above plus:
1) Number of scholarships provided to WSU student athletes.
Again, let us know what direction you would like to take. Its a big hill to climb anyway that we cut it. But, your wishes are our command.
Have a great weekend.