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CU "Football Excellence Fund"

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Looks like this genie was let out of the bottle on Rivals and C.J. has been alluding to it all week. Here's what was posted on Rivals:

    Coming March 15th or abouts the "Football Excellence Fund" will be announced. This is a new football only fund which will provide one-time and on-going support for the varsity football program at CU-Boulder. This will help pay for travel, furniture, fixtures, equipment, recruiting, capital projects, programing, entertaining, special projects, salaries and bonus awards for coaches.

    With this a new point system is being developed that will go into effect July 1st with our joining the Pac 12.This point system will not only be for season ticket holders and donors but for the people out of state who give to this fund. This will enable them to have priority with season ticket holders to get tics for Boulder games if they come into town but also for all our alumni in Pac 12 country to get priority tics for games in their area of the Pac 12. This fund is already taking donations but look for the official kick off around March 15th. There pushing the Football Excellence Fund now to gain some momentum for Jult 1st.


    The program was the brainchild of our California donors and alumni and will be presented there soon. It's going to be run through the Buff Club, but will be its own thing. Some of the big thrusts will be to increase recruiting budgets and coach salaries.
     
  2. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Sign me up for $1M.
     
  3. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I wonder how this will be viewed by the CU Annual Fund (is that what its called?) folks. I thought all donations to CU went into this fund and then the money distrubuted to various entities. I'd suspect that by putting all donations in one fund, its "earning" power is greatly increased. Now it sounds like football is establishing a fund that will kind of "compete" with the CU Annuall Fund. I'm all for it, BTW.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    This is the wave of the future. I like that CU is doing this. We need to.
     
  5. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    now only if it started with a $50M balance
     
  6. Del

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    +1 --- I think more people would be willing to shell out some extra cash if they know that it will be going directly to the football program and now that we have a new staff and new conference we should be able to get a little more momentum for this type of thing. You can count me in for donating this year once my tax return comes back.
     
  7. The Guest

    The Guest Guest

    Seriously. **** the rest of the student athletes. It pisses me off that my general AD donations go to the baseball team.











    Mods. Serious question. Which one is the sarcasm font again?
     
  8. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    When I wake up in the morning, I piss excellence
     
  9. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Then you get out of bed and take a shower.
     
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  10. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    What's wrong with supporting a program that hasn't had a losing season since the 70s???
     
  11. Buffsoldier

    Buffsoldier Well-Known Member

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  12. Razorbuff

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    I agree, a seriously good move for CU football. If the program picks it up in the PAC-12 and the donations pile in it could definitely help CU to make up some ground in the facilities/coaching salaries gap... the only places where CU is lacking.
     
  13. SCB

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    Just made my modest contribution to the fund after meeting JE, EB, RS and the rest of the staff/former players. So fired up right now I want to drive up to Uw and beat Sark's ass. GO BUFFS!

    P.S. When I mentioned to EB that Sark was pissed re the poaching they did, he just laughed and said good. He has circled Uw as a brick game b/c of their smack talk during and now after recruiting.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    So we get to hate purple again?
     
  15. SCB

    SCB Well-Known Member

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    When did you stop hating purple?
     
  16. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    The same time I stopped hating red (ie, never.....).
     
  17. SCB

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    Atta boy!
     
  18. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Man, I can't wait for Oct 15th, 2011. Taligate's gonna ROCK!
     
  19. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    It was easier to ignore them.
     
  20. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Hey bubblehead,

    Can you pull off a CU tailgate party on one of your submarines?
    Surface a Seawolf class right there on Puget Sound and invite the Buff faithful on board for some cold brews and gunship diplomacy. Do it!

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  21. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    and can you hit devin aguilar with a tomahawk?
     
  22. max4buffs

    max4buffs Well-Known Member

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    When the Buffs win this Saturday against UH, I plan on giving $20.00. Who's with me? I want to play a role in restoring the bricks. GO BUFFS!

    https://colorado.donornetpac.com/Login.aspx

    Don't forget to select The FOOTBALL EXCELLENCE FUND. Remember, We all owe it to this staff to show support, and money talks.
     
  23. JJBuff

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    I'm with you. In addition to my yearly donation for the Buff Club I like to donate some for every win.
     
  24. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i'll throw 40 if they win by more than 2 tds.
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll put in 20 bucks per win.

    (I'll probably do something similar in basketball season with its Excellence Fund. One donation after the non-con, one at the end of the conference season, and one as a bonus for post-season play).
     
  26. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I'm in for 20
     

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