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Supporting Our Current Student-Athletes

Athletes Helping Athletes: Sport Specific Giving
As a Varsity `S' Club member, you remain an important part of the Nittany Lion teams today. Without you, our student-athletes cannot take the next step forward. They need you on the field, the court, the mat, the pool and the track. Their victories are your victories. You are a Nittany Lion for Life.

Through an initiative within the Nittany Lion Club, you as former letterwinners can designate your donation to a sport while receiving credit in the Nittany Lion Club. Sport specific giving, enables you to directly provide financial assistance to a selected sport program, giving coaches the necessary funding to address the specific needs of their programs. In the past, sport specific giving has provided funding for sport-related travel, projects, new sports equipment, video equipment and recruiting software not already covered in the annual budget.

Varsity `S' Club members (former University Park student-athletes) who give to a sport and/or NLC will receive all NLC benefits, including football and basketball (men's and women's), ice hockey (men's and women's), and wrestling ticket and parking privileges.

Example: Caleb Smith is a former University Park student-athlete. He played on the lacrosse team. Caleb wishes to purchase 4 season football tickets (Black Zone) and reserved parking privileges. Caleb would be required to make a minimum gift of $2,500 to qualify for the tickets and reserved parking. As a former University Park student-athlete, Caleb could designate the $2,500 dollars to a particular sport of his choice and receive ticketing and parking privileges. We would also be recognized by both the University and Nittany Lion Club at $2,500.

This past year 1,929 former student athletes gave back to Penn State Athletics. (See below for individual sport giving) This is approximately 15.6 percent of all former student-athletes. Penn State Athletics is very thankful for our former student-athletes who have given back on a year to year basis. Our goal for the future is to have at least 30% of student-athlete alumni make a gift at any level, on an annual basis, to provide the resources our programs need.

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How to Make Your Gift
To make your gift online, visit us at www.GiveToNLC.psu.edu.

Once on the site, under Designations, select the second radio button- Click here for multiple giving options. From here, select the sport(s) where you would like to designate your gift.

You can also make your gift by calling the Nittany Lion Club at 814-867-2202 or by mailing your payment to (checks payable to Penn State - if you would like to designate your gift to a specific sport, please note in the memo) to: Penn State University, Attn: Clint Eury. 157 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park PA 16802

If you have any questions regarding sport specific giving as a Varsity `S' Club member, please contact Clint Eury at 814-867-2202 or by email: varsitys@athletics.psu.edu.


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