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Giving to the Golden Bear Club helps 19 NCAA Division III athletic teams compete at the highest level. Gifts help to guarantee the future success of the athletics program, support the student-athletes of today, and honor the legacy of Golden Bear athletes of years past.
Fundraising Priorities for Golden Bear Athletics
This includes strength and conditional training, uniforms and game equipment, sport medicine and training services, concussion protection equipment and protocol, and technologies designed to evaluate and enhance performance.
Ensuring our student-athletes achieve success in the classroom is our top priority. We bridge academics to athletics through progress and monitoring systems, enhanced tutoring and study areas, and our nationally recognized Faculty Fellow program.
As our teams continue to succeed both within our conference and on the national level, funding is needed to meet escalating costs of game and conference expenses, team travel, and related costs.
Dedicated athletes deserve great athletic facilities. From the locker room to the sport medicine and athletic training suite to the court and playing fields; safe, efficient and modern athletic facilities are critical. These same athletic facilities also serve the recreational and wellness needs of our entire campus community.
We are committed to providing our student-athletes with excellent coaches who are at the top of their game. Tools to help them succeed include coaching technologies, learning spaces, professional development resources and staff.
What can your gift provide?
An official travel bag for one student-athlete.
Dinner for a team of 15 on the road.
Round trip flight for one student-athlete to compete in Florida during spring break.
Provide professional development opportunities for coaches to ensure a first-class student-athlete experience.
Bus transportation for a team competing in a conference championship weekend.
Live statistics and web-streaming services to broadcast nearly 150 events on Golden Bear Sports Network.
Home and away game uniforms for a team of about 25.
Fully supports a JV program (about 15 players) providing increased playing opportunities for underclassmen.
Underwrites preseason camp for 1 fall sport team.
Western New England's student-athletes are winning in the classroom and in their sports.
60% of WNE's student-athletes have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
18 Golden Bears have earned a total of 24 Academic All-America awards since 1981, including at least one in each of the last five years.
100% of our student-athletes participate in community service.
In 2015-16 alone, 72 student-athletes were named to All-Conference teams, and 21 earned All-Region accolades.
Our athletic teams have made 71 appearances in the NCAA Tournament since 1977.
"Without the Golden Bear Athletic Family, and broader college community, my teammates and I would not be where we are today. As alumni, it's important we remember this and do our part to ensure future generations have the requisite resources to pursue their own successes."
— Travis Brown, '09
"Being a student-athlete at Western New England University taught me the importance of creating my own opportunities and pushing myself on and off the field. These are skills that I have carried with me throughout my career. For me, supporting Golden Bear Athletics is an important priority because I want to ensure that future generations of student-athletes have the same high-quality experience that was afforded to me."
— Lisa Bachmann, '83 / G '90
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The Golden Bear Club is a way to stay connected with the teams and show your support for our student-athletes. All Golden Bear Club donations directly support athletics and allow our programs to thrive and continue to improve and grow.
Our goal is to ensure that the Western New England athletic experience is second to none. We are inviting you to become a vital part in achieving this goal through your membership in the Golden Bear Club.
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If you have any questions or would like more information please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for supporting WNEU Athletics through the Golden Bears Club!