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What Is The Eagle Club?

Established in 2013, the Eagle Club is the first comprehensive athletic booster organization in Mary Washington’s history.

The Eagle Club is a group of dedicated alumni, parents, and friends of UMW Athletics working to maximize opportunities for our student-athletes.

Every year at Mary Washington while playing the sports they love, 600 young men and women will have greater experiences and benefit from stronger support systems because of Eagle Club contributions.

Eagle Club Gifts to Friends of Athletics directly support all sport programs at Mary Washington. When you give to Friends of Athletics, you are providing critical funding for the department to enhance the UMW student-athlete experience in the following ways:

  • Development and programming for the department’s annual Leadership Academy, a customized leadership course for emerging leaders on all 27 teams; as well as other national leadership opportunities for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

  • Hosting nationally renowned speakers for the department, and entire campus, including topics like mental wellness (2018), diversity and inclusion (2017), and psychology of peak performance (2016)

  • Boosting recruiting dollars for every team and professional development opportunities for head and assistant coaches

  • Strengthening support staff for the benefit of all teams in the areas such as athletic training staff, grounds and facilities staff, strength and conditioning staff, and sport information/marketing staff

  • Enhancing athletic facilities; including game day facilities, practice facilities, academic and study spaces, office spaces, auxiliary training spaces, and sport medicine facilities

When you give to a specific sport program, you are committing to a tradition of excellence in the classroom, in our community, and every athletics competition. These gifts immediately impact each program in the following ways:

  • New sport-specific technology and teaching tools for practice
  • Custom training equipment and game day apparel for student-athletes
  • Upgrades for long-distance travel costs like hotels, buses, and high-nutrition meals
  • Team programming and experiences for sport education and chemistry building
  • Enhanced recruiting and professional development opportunities for your coaching staff