August 7, 2014
Raising money for Tiger Booster Club Scholarships, Cowley College coaches, employees, and members of the community took to the streets for the school’s annual Blitz Drive on Wednesday and eclipsed $53,000 in pledges with additional funds still trickling in.
The Tiger Athletic Department plans to reach out over the next few weeks to individuals they were unable to connect with on Wednesday. Following those connections the final dollar amount raised projects to be close to, or more than, $70,000.
Cowley College athletic director Shane Larson was pleased with the results of the Blitz Drive.
“The Blitz Drive is a big part of Cowley’s athletic tradition and we are grateful for the support we have from the community,” Larson said.
Following the Blitz Drive, Larson thanked the supporters of the Tiger Booster Club during a reception held Wednesday evening in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. During the reception, coaches from Cowley’s fall sports programs addressed the crowd as they prepare to open the 2014 season.
The Tiger Skins/Brian Groves Memorial Golf Tournament and TBC fireworks stand preceded the Blitz Drive.
During the past year, Tiger athletic teams combined for one national championship, 9 national tournament appearances, one conference championship, and four region titles.
In addition, several Tiger athletes were named to the 2013-2014 All-American and Academic All-American teams.
The Tiger Booster Club has six levels of membership that range from $120 to $2,500. TBC members are admitted free to all Tiger sporting events. Orange and Black Club ($1,000) members and Super Boosters ($2,500) will have an opportunity to display their business logo on Cowley College’s new athletic web site, which is set to launch in September. Additional advertising opportunities will also be available on the new web site.
Anyone interested in becoming a Tiger Booster Club member can contact the Cowley Athletic Department at 620-441-5268.
Pictured, from left, vice president of institutional advancement Ben Schears, Andy Paton of Paton Wholesale and Vending, and athletic director Shane Larson.