CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Just three months into its #BuildingChampions campaign, the Hurricane Club has exceeded its goal of adding 500 new members in 2013. With its new member goal reached, the Hurricane Club is on pace to hit over 6,000 active Hurricane Club members in 2013, which will set an all-time record for UM Athletic annual support.
“Growing our membership base is essential in order to achieve sustained success,” Associate AD for Development Jesse Marks said. “We reached our new member goal in just three months. That speaks volumes to the work done by our current Hurricane Club members and our staff. By joining the Hurricane Club, our supporters can have a vehicle to directly impact our student-athletes, and allow us to continue to compete at the highest levels, both on the field and in the classroom.
“A new referral initiative for 2013, the It Starts with YOU campaign will allow us to broaden our reach and engage a wide range of new donors,” Marks said. “It also engages our current supporters in a new and exciting way, allowing them to directly impact the growth of the Hurricane Club and UM Athletics as a whole. We are asking our members to continue joining us in a collaborative effort to move our program forward by getting involved.”
Marks also said that the Hurricane Club has increased its new member goal to 750, while the Hurricane Club’s three-year active membership goal is 7,500.
To make a referral or to sign up to be a Canes Rep, members can visit www.hurricanesports.com/itstartswithyou, call the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current members or those wishing to join the Hurricane Club can visit www.umbuildingchampions.com to make a gift.