March 28, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
On March 30, 2006 Wyoming football head coach Joe Glenn, along with athletics director Gary Barta, Cowgirl basketball head coach Joe Legerski, Cowgirl soccer head coach Anne Moore and student-athletes Matthew Brunk (men's golf) & Andrea Seele (volleyball), will launch the 2006 Cowboy Joe Club "Colorado Fund Drive" with a reception at the Blue Sky Grill in the Pepsi Center in Denver from 6-8 p.m. It will be a great opportunity for Wyoming fans to hear from the coaches and student-athletes while Barta can bring everybody up-to-date on current happenings within the athletic department.
The purpose of the "Colorado Fund Drive" is to generate additional private support for UW student-athletes. Private support is absolutely essential to the success of our programs. Currently, UW ranks near the bottom in the Mountain West Conference in terms of overall athletic budget. This is certainly something that needs to be rectified over the course of the next few years in order to provide UW student-athletes with the best opportunity for success.
With over 13,000 UW alumni, Colorado obviously plays a key role both in terms of the UW donor and fan base. Last year there were approximately 300 Cowboy Joe Club members in Colorado who donated $136,000. The Cowboy Joe Club is proud of these numbers and grateful to everyone who contributed, however, our ultimate goal is to have over 500 Cowboy Joe members in Colorado. The fund drive will last approximately two weeks. With your help, we are confident we can improve upon our membership and giving totals from 2005.
Please help spread the word of both the March 30 reception and the fund drive. Anyone is welcome to attend. The cost of the reception is $10 per person which includes hors d'oeuvres, draft beer and soft drinks. To RSVP for the event please call (307) 766-6242 or email the Cowboy Joe Club at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for your support of Cowboy and Cowgirl athletics. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 30. Go Pokes!