Yale Field Hockey $40K for 40 Success. Challenge Continues...

Yale celebrates the Ivy League championship. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale celebrates the Ivy League championship. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)


Dear Alumnae and Friends of Yale Field Hockey,

Another exciting season is upon us! Yale Field Hockey welcomes a new turf and faces fierce competition as the team embarks on its quest for a third Ivy League title and berth in the NCAA tournament. It is set to be a thrilling fall, and we hope that you can be part of the action along the way.  

It was a banner year of fundraising in 2012-13, to say the least, as we well exceeded our $40,000 annual giving goal. We have much to celebrate, including the endowment of the Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey position. But our work is not done. It is imperative that we keep the momentum going, to allow Coach Pam Stuper to sustain the excellence of this program. With this in mind, we are raising the bar yet again, setting the fundraising goal for the 2013-14 fiscal year at $55,000. With everyone getting involved and doing her part, we can not only achieve our goal but also set the precedent for years to come. Ready for the challenge?

The work of our Association is crucial to the overall success of our program. How does your contribution impact the program? Let's take a look:

$2,500 ($500/year for 5 years) provides critical support of expensive recruiting and out-of-region travel costs. Yale's appreciation for this gift includes inscribing your name at the top of one of the beautiful lockers in the Yale Field Hockey team's locker room.

$1,000 ($200/year for 5 years) supports necessary equipment purchases, such as balls and sticks, cages, uniforms, and other costs. Yale's appreciation includes inscribing your name inside one of the team's lockers, so that every year the current team members can be reminded of those teammates who came before them! 

$500 ($100/year for 5 years) supports necessary computer and software upgrades, video editing software, and online game film exchange.

$100 helps pay the cost of the field hockey team members' travel (meals, lodging, and transportation) on the road.

$50 provides one player's practice gear (shirt, shorts, and socks).

$25 provides one player's per diem for game day.

Truly, no gift is too small to help the field hockey program achieve its goals. There are multiple ways to show your support, outlined below:

Write a check payable to Yale University and mail it to Yale Field Hockey Association, P.O. Box 1844, New Haven, CT 06508-1844. Visit giving.yale.edu to pay by credit card and be sure to select Athletics and Field Hockey in the drop down menu. You can also donate stocks and securities, transfer credit card points, make a planned gift, and give through your reunion. Visit our association page for more information! All gifts count towards reunion giving.

Thank you in advance for supporting Yale Field Hockey. We need everyone to step up and do her part. Yale Field Hockey was an integral part of all our educational and athletic experiences, and this is the time to give back to ensure the same for those who follow in our footsteps. Every gift matters—our goal is 100% participation!

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Go Bulldogs!

Lorraine Pratte Lewis '78                             Heather Orrico '07

President, Yale Field Hockey Association      Chair, fundraising committee


More about these giving methods can be found by visiting:  http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/alumni/associations/index



We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that you can support the Field Hockey Association with your reunion donation.   All gifts to Yale Field Hockey will count towards your personal and class giving five-year totals for your next reunion.  Please view the Athletic Reunion Giving FAQ's to learn more: http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/alumni/associations/Reunion_Giving_FAQ.pdf