Augustana Booster Organization Gets New Name
Thursday, January 15, 2009
SIOUX FALLS – Changing the name of its athletic fund-raising organization is the latest development in Augustana’s renewed institutional commitment to NCAA Division II.
Jon Eng, Director of Athletic Development, said changing the name of the Booster Club to Augustana Athletic Club is intended to build upon momentum established by the College’s record levels of fund raising for new facilities, a dynamic new athletic logo, and membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
“The momentum built by recent developments is unparalleled in the history of Viking athletics,” Eng said. “We had a great fall season in the Northern Sun and the winter sports are off to a good start. The new football, soccer, and track facilities will only add to the excitement. It was determined that changing the name of the fund-raising organization would contribute to an exciting new vision for Viking athletics.”
The Augustana Booster Club was founded in the fall of 1983. Its mission is: To provide financial support for scholarships given to talented student-athletes and program support for Augustana athletics.
“The mission won’t change,” Eng said. “A record crowd of 600 attended the 2008 Booster Club Auction and it was evident by the enthusiasm and excitement that the direction the College is taking had earned the approval of our boosters. We welcome their support to help us maintain the growing momentum for Augustana and its athletic program through the Augustana Athletic Club.”
To become a member of the Augustana Athletic Club call 605.274.5420.