The largest endowment in college wrestling history. With your help that is what Stanford Wrestling has accomplished so far since the university announced its intention to eliminate the program in July. 200+ supporters have now pledged over $10 million, which will fund the program's annual operating costs FOREVER should the university accept the money. But if you've been tracking our efforts, you know we cannot and will not stop here. Every dollar of incremental pledged support is critical for both our launch of women's wrestling and scholarships for our student-athletes, as well as to demonstrate to university administration the degree to which Stanford Wrestling matters.
Wrestling teaches us how to remain intensely focused on the task at hand in order to increase our chances of achieving an overarching long-term goal. While this is an invaluable life skill, it can sometimes dampen our ability to properly celebrate landmark achievements. We want everyone involved with the Keep Stanford Wrestling effort to know that their steadfast commitment is appreciated. We have 10 million reasons to be grateful and find ourselves as energized and determined as ever. Thank you wrestlers, coaches, parents, alumni, and friends of the program for your tireless efforts!
If you were unable to attend our October 27th Zoom call, not to worry. The key takeaway is that we are doing everything we can to build on this fundraising momentum and make ourselves heard, and for that we need your continued support and engagement. Now is the time to increase our efforts. We simply cannot have too many people reaching out both within and beyond our community to share our message and ask for help. If you have interest in being a caller yourself or if you'd like to contribute but don't know how, please feel free to contact us at KeepStanfordWrestling@gmail.com so we can bring you up to speed.
Milestone... Not the Destination.
Matt Gentry '05
How You Can Help
This is our opportunity to preserve the legacy of Stanford Wrestling for future generations. With that in mind, please take as many of the following actions as you are able:
PLEDGE financial support. Ask someone else to pledge.
Write an email/letter. Review the KSW Email/Letter Guideprior to drafting your correspondence to ensure your efforts have the greatest impact.
Follow/Endorse/Share KSW on the communication platforms you use--Facebook, Twitter, Instagram& ourwebsite. The preferred hashtag is #KeepStanfordWrestling.
Follow & Comment#KeepStanfordWrestling on Twitter/Instagram posts from @Stanford and @GoStanford.
*Alumni: If you feel comfortable sharing, write a testimonial on how Stanford Wrestling has impacted your life in a positive way. Email it to KeepStanfordWrestling@gmail.com so we can use it in our messaging.
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