2013 SURAA Fundraising Letter

posted Mar 5, 2013, 9:56 AM by SURFC Alumni

Winter is more than half over, taxes are being filed and tax returns deposited in bank accounts so there could not be a better time to start the 2013 fundraising campaign. Last year, we saw our greatest amount of contributions for the fundraising campaign and brought in nearly $5,000. This money was spent to support a preseason camp, player equipment and to reimburse coaching expenses. We would like to set this year’s goal at $6,000. The SURFC is now competing in an expanded Division 1 Empire Rugby Conference. Part of playing at this level in the conference requires that the club support a spring 7’s team. The increased success demands an increased budget for the club. If we can continue the successful fundraising, then the team and the coaches can focus on training and fitness. Note that the SURAA shares the fundraising information with SU to show how important the SURFC has been to so many alumni and friends.

If you would like to continue your support, or become a new supporter please send your check made out to the SURAA to:


     Mark Lowery c/o SURAA

     300 Walberta Road

     Syracuse, NY 13219


or use PayPal on the website We suggest contribution levels of $50, $75, $100 or more.

Donations are welcome year round; however our goal is to have all 2013 donations received by the end of the Spring Semester so we can coordinate next year’s budget with the current club officers before they leave for the summer.

Thank you in advance for your generous support,

The Officers and Board Members of the SURAA