Cowley College Blitz Drive raises $40,000
Surpassing its fundraising goal for its annual Blitz Drive, Cowley College’s Tiger Booster Club totaled $40,000 in pledges on Sept. 9.
The annual Blitz Drive has continued to raise more money in each of the 14 years that Tom Saia has served as Cowley’s director of athletics. This year’s goal was $30,000.
“I want to thank the people of Cowley County that have been so good to our athletic department,” Saia said. “Times are tough so we appreciate the people that gave to the Tiger Booster Club.”
Along with the Tiger Skins Golf Tournament held in August and other fundraising, the Tiger Booster Club has raised nearly $75,000 this year.
“We greatly exceeded our expectations,” Saia said.
Cowley College strives to have successful student-athletes as they had seven teams make the list of the NJCAA All-Academic squads.
After finishing second in the nation (during the 2006-07 season) in the NATYCAA Cup standings, which recognizes excellence in twoyear college athletics, Cowley once again finished in the top-10 during the 2007-08 academic year.
“We have got great coaches and great programs that bring in outstanding student-athletes,” Saia said. “We want to give the community of Cowley County something to be proud of.”
The Tiger Booster Club has six levels of membership that range from $100 to $2,500. TBC members are admitted free to all Tiger sporting events.
Anyone interested in becoming a Tiger Booster Club member can contact the Cowley Athletic Department at 441-5589.