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Mike Hamrick "We need to increase the donations to the Big Green annual fund by more than $3 million just to cover the scholarship costs for our student athletes. This would free up more funds for equipment, recruiting, coaches salaries and all other facets of our athletic department budget. If our Big Green donors can take care of the scholarships, we can give the herd coaches the resources they need to have a successful program. That's why every dollar you give to Big Green will make a difference."- Director of Athletics, Mike Hamrick
The Big Green is charged on an annual basis with providing scholarship support for more than 350 student-athletes. The annual fund combined with the earnings generated from our endowment funds equates to the total amount of support that is transferred to the department of athletics for scholarships.

Over the past four years, private support ( Big Green Annual Drive) has covered less than one-third of our scholarship cost. As private support increases and thereby relieves the overall budget of scholarship expenses, our coaches' will have more resources to recruit, train, and develop student-athletes to compete for conference and national championships.


C-USA Total Revenues

Scholarship costs vs. Big Green Funding - Funding continues to drop as costs increase