In addition to directing the UMAA, the Development Department also assists and coordinates fundraising efforts with several sport specific booster groups. While gifts to the UMAA can help with scholarships for specific sports, these groups allow funding to go towards travel, program enhancements and special projects. Each group has separate membership fees and benefit packages.


  100-Yard Club - Football - Website

The 100-Yard Club is an organization that provides assistance and service in order to help promote, strengthen and develop the interests of the UMass Football program through its membership. The 100-Yard Club has helped provide the football program with updates in facility upgrades at McGuirk Stadium (FieldTurf, lighting), the renovation of the new strength & conditioning room, new video/highlight systems and leadership & mentoring programs. 



  Court Club - Men's Basketball - Website

The UMass Court Club has actively supported the UMass Basketball Program for over 40 years with fundraising dollars going to The Leaman Legacy Scholarship Fund, locker room and office renovations, video equipment, and extra support for the daily operations of the program. The Court Club accomplishes these goals each year through donor support, sponsorship of the year-end Basketball Banquet as well as it's annual Golf Outing. 



  Pond Club - Men's Ice Hockey - Website

The Pond Club is a non-profit fundraising and promotional arm of the UMass hockey program. All funds raised by the Pond Club go to help defer operating costs, aid any special needs of the program or to help support projects for the team and coaching staff. The Pond Club is active throughout the year with its major fundraiser coming each June in the Annual Golf Tournament. 



  LaxBackers - Men's Lacrosse - Website

The UMass Laxbackers is made up of alumni, parents and friends of UMass Lacrosse that is focused on enhancing the experience of the student-athletes and aims to foster a rich alumni network through the coordination of group events and fund raising activities. The group is run by a volunteer committee of former players. 



  Diamond Fund - Baseball

The Diamond Fund is the official booster club for the University of Massachusetts Baseball program. Membership is encouraged to promote greater interest and stronger fan base for the baseball program through various activities and events. The club is an active group that lends financial and fan support to the program and its student-athletes. All contributions raised by the Diamond Fund go directly towards advancement of the Minutemen Baseball program. 


  The 110% Minutemen Club
UMass Athletics and the UMAA ask you to give 110% this year to bolster our student-athletes' efforts. UMAA members who give 110% of their 2010 UMAA Donation will become members of the "110% Minutemen Club". "110% Minutemen" will receive special recognition during a home football and basketball game this year and be entered into the below prize drawings.

110% Incentives:

  • Ultimate Football Experience: 2 tickets and hotel accommodations with team for UMass at BC football game (1 winner)
  • VIP Football Experience: Includes Sideline Passes and Signed Memorabilia (2 winners)
  • Athletic Director's Box: 2 people to be invited to the Athletic Director's Box for a home football game (2 winners)
  • Colonial Clash Experience: 2 Club Seats for the Colonial Clash vs. New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium (2 winners)
  • VIP Basketball Experience: Includes Courtside Seating for 2 at one home men's basketball game, signed memorabilia, and passes to the hospitality room (2 winners)
  • Football Tailgate Package: Season Football Tailgate Pass for Donors under $1,000 giving level (1 winner)
 
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