Thursday, February 15, 2007

I’m A Little Busy Right Now…

By Craig Shaver

I think I left you last time telling you a little about our annual Mustang Club fund drive. We are now off and running and things are really going well. In our second week of the campaign, we have had an incredible amount of renewals and also a good group of new members. The teams that are working the fund drive are really hitting it hard. Earlier this week, we had our first phone-a-thon and, man, did it go great. We had a group of about 16 callers come up to the stadium club and dial for dollars. In a matter of a couple of hours, we had raised close to $25,000. Now that’s what I’m talking about! Mustangs at work!

We had one caller that called a lady on her cell phone and she was actually in labor at the time! Despite that “distraction,” she still asked the caller to send her the information and she would for sure join after she finished the task at hand. Now that’s a true Mustang Fan. Hey, do we get a two for one on that deal??

We in Athletic Development really want to set some records this year in our annual giving and Mustang Club membership. The Mustang Club is such a vital part of the Athletic Department and we need everyone to help out. That means YOU! We need all the members and financial support we can get.

Last year, we ranked 10th out of 12 in Conference USA in our annual giving. That is so unacceptable for a University such as SMU. We need to be leading the conference not only on the playing field, but in everything we do. This includes our annual giving. Let’s take some pride in our University and blow these other schools out of the water. “Top 25 in all we do” is the slogan we live by in the athletic department. Let’s take this thing to the next level and really stand out in Conference USA. Until next time, GO MUSTANGS!


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