Raising money for Tiger Booster Club Scholarships, Cowley College coaches, employees, and members of the community took to the streets for the school's annual Blitz Drive on Wednesday and eclipsed $42,000 in pledges with additional funds still trickling in.
The Tiger Athletic Department plans to reach out over the next few weeks to individuals they were unable to connect with on Wednesday. Following those connections the final dollar amount raised projects to be close to $65,000.
Cowley College athletic director Shane Larson was pleased with the results of the Blitz Drive.
“On behalf of the athletic departments’ coaches and staff we want to sincerely thank our boosters and fans for another outstanding Blitz Drive campaign,” Larson said. “Cowley athletics continues to be one of the top two-year athletic programs in the nation and that would not be possible without the incredible support of our community and alumni.”
Following the Blitz Drive, Larson thanked the supporters of the Tiger Booster Club during a reception held Wednesday evening inside the Earle N. Wright Community Room. During the reception, coaches from Cowley's fall sports programs addressed the crowd as they prepare to open the 2018 season.
The Tiger Skins/Brian Groves Memorial Golf Tournament preceded the Blitz Drive.
During the past year, Tiger athletic teams combined for 10 national tournament appearances. In addition, several Tiger athletes were named to the 2017-2018 All-American and Academic All-American teams.
The Tiger Booster Club has six levels of membership that range from $120 to $2,500. TBC members are admitted free to all Tiger sporting events. Orange and Black Club ($1,000) members and Super Boosters ($2,500) will have an opportunity to display their business logo on Cowley College's athletic web site. Additional advertising opportunities are also available on the web site.
Anyone interested in becoming a Tiger Booster Club member can contact the Cowley Athletic Department at 620-441-5268.
Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn in Arkansas City became the newest Orange and Black Club member. Pictured is Juliana Barragan, a 2018 Cowley College graduate and housekeeping supervisor at Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn, and Shane Larson.