There is renewed hope in the Land of Sparta! Beginning with the Athletic Director search committee led by Bill Walsh, the recent hiring of Tom Bowen as the new Athletic Director and the hiring of Dick Tomey as the new football head coach, these are exciting times that will benefit all sports.
There is great hope that the Spartans will rise again.
But we need to give the new leadership the resources they need to be successful. This isn't a request for money (although we'd love that too) but for your time.
The Spartan Foundation raises money every year to fund scholarships for San Jose State student-athletes. There isn't a better cause. But you may not know that every dollar we raise is one less dollar the Athletic Department has to take out of their budget to put towards scholarships.
While no state funds go towards scholarships, athletic department income from ticket sales, sponsorships, advertising and other sources does. This means those dollars can instead go towards coaching salaries, facilities, recruiting, marketing and much more.
We have just begun a new marketing campaign for the Spartan Foundation that we believe will greatly increase its visibility, make its benefits more compelling over time, enhance its fundraising programs and ultimately generate more money to educate student-athletes and improve athletics at SJSU.
To make this plan happen we need volunteers. We need your time. People to man tables at SJSU sporting events. Spread the word to community organizations. Support the annual fundraising drive. And much more.
If you want to help improve SJSU Athletics, if you want to take personal pride as the program rises again, if you want to make a real difference, then please volunteer.
You can send an email to: SpartanPride@tagergroup.com and we'll give you more information.
Be a part of these exciting times!
GO STATE THUNDER!