WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross Athletics and the Crusader Athletics Fund are celebrating a record-breaking year. The Crusader Athletics Fund, which is a fundraising arm of Holy Cross Athletics, increased by 37 percent in 2012-2013, bringing in $987,000 in budget-enhancing support.
“I am so excited for the success of the Crusader Athletics Fund,” director of athletics Richard M. Regan, Jr., said. “This year’s accomplishments make a statement to our current student-athletes about how many of our alumni, family members and friends believe in them and want them to succeed. These funds are vital to our all of our athletic programs and will be used to better the student-athlete experience and help us be more competitive in the Patriot League and Division I.”
This year, 2,567 donors gave $987,000, breaking the donor and dollar records to CAF and raising more than $700,000 for only the second time since the Fund’s inception in 2007. Five sports (baseball, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse and soccer) broke dollar records and three (baseball, field hockey and lacrosse) broke donor records, while the all-sports fund broke the dollar and donor record. Fifteen of the 18 allocations raised more money this year than they did last year.
The Crusader Athletics Fund, which was established in 2007, has raised more than $5 million in total for Holy Cross Athletics. The Crusader Athletics Fund provides addition resources for coaching, enhanced recruitment, equipment upgrades and team competition travel, among other things. For information on how you can support our sports, click here.