BOOSTER CLUB FOR ATHLETICS
Firebirds Forever is the booster club for University of the District of Columbia athletics. Firebirds Forever pays tribute to all who have come before us and all those who now work for the future success of athletics at the University of the District of Columbia. The Athletic Department’s goal is to make sure that each student- athlete encounters a positive academic and athletic experience while at the University of the District of Columbia – thus staying a Firebird Forever! The organization is dedicated to the support of the Firebirds and our athletic programs.
We welcome Alumni, Family and Friends of the University of the District of Columbia to join Firebirds Forever!
The University of the District of Columbia community is exceptionally proud of our student-athletes for their hard work and dedication in the classroom, in the community, and in competition. They represent the University well every day, and they have garnered significant conference, regional, and national accolades for their effort and determination. Since joining the East Coast Conference in July, 2011, the Firebirds have experienced tremendous success and continued growth across the board athletically and academically. We have fielded five conference championship teams: Women’s Tennis (2011), Indoor Track & Field (2013 & 2014), Outdoor Track & Field (2014) and Women’s Basketball (2013-14), and several teams and individuals have competed at the national level at NCAA Division II Championship events, including a Round of 16 appearance by Women’s Tennis in Spring 2012.
Meanwhile, UDC boasts three Academic All-Americans, four Excellence in Community and Character award recipients (the most distinguished honor presented by the ECC), five ECC Scholar-Athlete of the Award honorees, two ECC Academic Team of Excellence awards and an overall department GPA of over 3.0. The Firebirds also continue to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, collect non-perishable food items for Martha's Table every November, work with the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) in various community gardens, and volunteer at various other community service ventures. The student-athletes also take part in development iniatives such as the ECC's annual Experience in Community and Character Leadership Workshop, the NCAA Leadership Forum, and the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.
As a supporter of the University of the District of Columbia athletics, you play an integral role in the educational and athletic experience of our student-athletes. We ask you to join Firebirds Forever and help our student-athletes as they pursue another banner year. Through your financial support, you will help sustain and enhance the experience for our Firebird student-athletes. The Firebird is rising in the nation's capital, and we hope you will join us for the ride!
Funds secured through Firebirds Forever will be directly allocated to the needs of the student-athletes and the Athletic Department as we expand, grow, and look to win championships in our new home, the East Coast Conference. Your support will directly assist our student-athletes in their training and preparation for future conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances.
FIREBIRDS FOREVER MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
FIREBIRD VIP – $10,000 and up
PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE – $5000 - $9,999
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE – $1000 - $4,999
COACH’S CLUB – $500 - $999
CAPTAIN’s CLUB – $250 - $499
VARSITY CLUB – $100 - $249
LOYALTY CLUB – $50 - $99
As a member of Firebirds Forever you will receive the following benefits of membership:
- Invitation and free admission to all athletic receptions surrounding home events
- Exclusive Firebirds Forever email blasts - keeping you connected
- Individual sport schedule posters for all the Firebird programs, and Men's and Women's Basketball magnet schedules
Athletic Director’s Circle or higher also receive (in addition to the previously listed items):
- Invitation and free admission to the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
FIREBIRDS FOREVER - FUNDING THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ATHLETICS.
We invite all alumni of the legacy institutions to contribute to the growth and future success of the University of the District of Columbia Athletics: Myrtilla Miner School for Colored Girls, Washington Normal School, Wilson Normal School, Miner Normal School, Wilson Teachers College, Miner Teachers College, District of Columbia Teachers College, Federal City College, Washington Technical Institute, and the University of the District of Columbia.
Thank you for supporting Firebirds Forever and the University of the District of Columbia Athletics! Your support is greatly appreciated by our staff and student-athletes. All gifts are tax deductible.
For more information or to join Firebirds Forever, contact Patricia Thomas, Director of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-274-7257 or Eric Zedalis, Assistant Director of Athletics at email@example.com, (202)274-5064.