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2014 Duke Club Benefits

2014 Duke Club Brochure

 

Duke Club members provide for student-athlete scholarships and the general operating budget of the JMU Athletic Department.  In addition to the gratification from supporting our Athletics programs, donors may also receive the following benefits:

Member Gifts

Recognition Gift Item
Each year, the Duke Club provides a unique recognition item to all Crown Level ($3,500) and above donors.  This item varies annually and has included fleece blankets and pairs of rocks glasses.  Each item is branded in a custom way to represent JMU Athletics.

JMU Duke Club Decal
Every Duke Club member receives the annual Duke Club decal.  The design changes each year and is a great way for donors to display their pride in JMU Athletics.

JMU Athletics Annual Report
The JMU Athletics Annual Report highlights the year's successes on and off the field.  The report reviews each team's competitive season, student-athletes' academic achievements, and community involvement.  The publication also spotlights any upcoming facility projects or major plans for JMU Athletics.  Finally, we recap the year of fundraising and the impact our donors have on the program.  All Duke Club members receive the report electronically, and printed copies may be provided upon request.


Football

Football Priority Seating Privileges
To have the best seats at Bridgeforth Stadium, ticket holders must be Duke Club members.  Duke Club membership levels allow donors to sit in priority, chairback, or club seat sections.  Your gift level also determines the number of seats you may reserve.  Seating privileges begin at the Duke Level ($125).

Football Priority Parking Privileges
All Duke Club members at the Duke Level ($125) or higher receive a season parking pass at no additional cost.  Duke Club member lots are the closest to the stadium and include both paved and grass lots.  Parking is based on availability and Duke Club ranking.

Personalized Field Parking 
Donors at the Royal Level ($5,500) and above will have a personalized name plate on their parking space for JMU football.

Downtown Dining Hospitality Tent 
The Downtown Dining Alliance (DDA) in Harrisonburg provides food and beverage for every home football game at JMU.  The DDA, comprised of over 20 local restaurants, serves a variety of items from classical American fare to Caribbean and Ethiopian cuisine.  Access to the tent begins at the Bluestone Level ($1,500) and includes complimentary food and beverage.  You must have season tickets to gain access to the Tent, which opens two and a half hours prior to kickoff and closes thirty minutes before the game.


Basketball

Men's Basketball Seating Privileges
All Duke Club members at the Duke Level ($125) have access to season tickets in the lower level of the Convocation Center.  Seating is based on availability and Duke Club ranking.

Men's Basketball Parking Privileges
All Duke Club members at the Duke Level ($125) will receive a season parking pass.  Duke Club members with larger donations may park closer to the Convocation Center than other donors and non-members.  Parking is based on availability and Duke Club ranking.

Men's & Women's Basketball Hospitality
Prior to all men's home games, the Duke Club provides pre-game and halftime hospitality.  For women's basketball, the Duke Club provides pre-game hospitality at five pre-selected games per year and halftime for each game.   Local caterers, as well as JMU Dining Services, provide complimentary food and beverage beginning one hour prior to tip-off.  In addition to food and beverage, men's basketball attendees will have the opportunity to listen to an assistant coach discuss the upcoming opponent.  Duke Club members with season tickets will have access to hospitality starting at the Bluestone Level ($1,500).


Duke Club Events

Duke Club Scholarship Auction Invitation
The Duke Club Scholarship Auction is one of two signature events for the Duke Club.  The auction, which takes place on a Friday night each fall, features over 150 silent auction items and five or six live auction items.  Many JMU coaches and student-athletes attend the event, and tickets for the event are complimentary to Duke Club members at the Royal Level ($5,500) and above. 

Duke Club Golf Classic Entry
The Duke Club Golf Classic started 25 years ago and is one of two signature events for the Duke Club.  Attendees join JMU coaches and staff for a day on the course.  Participants receive a round of golf, two meals, awards ceremony, goodie bag, and a JMU Nike pullover. Royal Level ($5,500) and above donors receive complimentary entry to the Classic.

 

Duke Club Member Event
Each year, the Duke Club arranges a special event for members at the Scholar-Athlete Level ($11,000) or above.  This event usually revolves around an away football game, where donors are treated to dinner, hotel accommodations, and pre-game festivities.
 

Contact the Duke Club: 540.568.6461  |  dukeclub@jmu.edu