Please join JMU Athletics for a reception to celebrate the Duke Club's 2011 Duke Dog Pride membership campaign. The celebration will take place in the Bridgeforth Stadium Club Room on January 21st at 12:30 p.m. Following the celebration, the JMU Men's Basketball team will be taking on the Hofstra Pride at the JMU Convocation Center.
The Duke Club launched a new-member campaign with a goal of 2,011 new members in 2011. While the ambitious goal of 2,011 new members was not fully met, several Duke Club records were broken in the process of achieving the most successful fundraising campaign in our athletic program's history. The Duke Club doubled its new-member record by adding over 1,400 new members. This boost in new membership allowed the Duke Club to raise $433,759 in new funds and finish the 2011 calendar year with just under $2 million raised for student-athlete scholarships and the general operating budget.
A large reason for the success of the Duke Dog Pride campaign was the hard work from our Duke Club Reps. Throughout the year, Duke Club Reps all over the country set up regional events promoting the campaign as well as recruiting hundreds of new members. Without their efforts, we would have not been as successful in reaching our new milestone.
Please join us in the Bridgeforth Stadium Club Room on January 21st. The event includes speeches from JMU coaches and student-athletes, as well as the Duke Club Rep Awards ceremony. We will also have information on the 2012 Duke Club campaign available.
Thank you to everyone who has supported JMU Athletics in the past year, and we look forward to your continued support in the future.