Gamecock Club Announced Annual Donation Increase for 2014
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Nov. 6, 2012

The Gamecock Club Board of Directors has approved a five percent increase in annual donation levels with the exception of the Roost level, which will increase to $100, for the 2014 giving year, it was announced today. This will be only the third increase in Gamecock Club annual donations since 1989 (1989, 2008 and 2014), and the first donation increase in the last six years.

"The Board of Directors felt it was important to manage the donation structure of the Gamecock Club by ensuring we may continue to provide our student athletes with the academic and athletic tools that will assist them in succeeding in the classroom and field of play," stated Patrick McFarland, Director of the Gamecock Club.

Ted Girardeau, Gamecock Club Executive Committee Chairman, added, "The Executive Committee and Board of Directors felt it was imperative that we stay in line with tuition increases and continue providing a quality education for our student-athletes. This will be possible by implementing this minimal increase to prevent finding ourselves in a situation similar to 2007 when substantial increases had to be made across the board to be competitive in the Southeastern Conference."