March 18, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming's Cowboy Joe Club announced today that Natrona County volunteers raised a record $224,265 in three weeks towards educational and operational costs of UW student-athletes. This year's total eclipses the previous record set in 2009 of $207,712 which was an increase of more than $16,000. Natrona County also brought in an unbelievable 68 new members for the Cowboy Joe Club.
"Natrona County has really grown over the past couple years, and for us to become more competitive, we need Casper's support." Associate Athletics Director Josh Rebholz said. "This record total is a tribute to the volunteers and great fans in Natrona County, as well as Keener Fry, Assistant Athletic Director, who oversees that county and who has worked extremely hard to improve relations with Casper."
The Natrona County Fund Drive lasted three weeks and featured 17 volunteers who went out in the Casper community and solicited new memberships, renewals, and increases to Cowboy Joe Club donations. Gregg Werger of Casper was named the Fund Drive Volunteer of the Year. Gregg brought in an astonishing 21 new members for Cowboy Joe. Longtime volunteer and past Cowboy Joe Club President Ron Richardson brought in a record $73,000 in just three weeks, and he along with Dana Porter not only volunteered, but chaired this year's fund drive.
Natrona County's Fund Drive marks the third consecutive fund drive the Cowboy Joe Club has held in 2010 which has eclipsed the total of 2009. The Cowboy Joe Club now looks to Johnson and Sheridan County Fund Drives, which will kick-off April 20. If you are interested in becoming involved in one of the many state-wide fund drives, please call the Cowboy Joe Club office at (307) 766-6242.