Northridge, Calif. – Matador basketball fans. Here is your chance to play a major role in the success of CSUN basketball now and in the future.
An anonymous donor recently contributed $10,000 to the CSUN men's basketball team to help elevate the funding of the program in areas that include recruiting and existing scholarship funds to aid those student-athletes in the form of tuition and education expenses.
The anonymous donor is challenging former Matador basketball players, alumni, parents, grandparents and other family members of current players to match the donation dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. The donations are tax deductible.
This is a great opportunity to elevate the funding of men's basketball in recruiting. This money will be used to augment exisiting scholarship funds that provide aid to CSUN's student-athletes in the form of tuition and educational expenses. A strong scholarship fund allows the CSUN men's basketball program to attract and maintain student-athletes that will improve the team's won/loss ratio (Rating Percentage Index, RPI) and to solidify the team's consideration for post-season play in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT.
According to CSUN head coach Reggie Theus, Matador players appreciate the support and the enthusiasm that has evolved in recent years. The goal is to make CSUN men's basketball a winner on the court and in the classroom.
"The CSUN basketball program is about hard work and dedication," said Theus, who coached the Matadors to the championship game of the 2014 Big West Conference Tournament. "We are very much into creating character and integrity for those players who proudly wear a CSUN basketball uniform. We want to build champions on the court and the classroom."
For more information on the CSUN Men's Basketball Endowment Gift Campaign, contact Tom Ford, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development at 818-677-4837 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the online giving page for CSUN Athletics by clicking here.