All proceeds from the event go directly to academic scholarships for local high school students attending Clemson University. Since 2007 the Fort Hill Clemson Club has contributed over $150,000 for local area student scholarships.
Announcing 9th Annual Wendy’s Recruiting Wrap Up Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:30PM
Clemson, SC, January 9, 2015 – The Fort Hill Clemson Club invites Tiger fans to join head football coach Dabo Swinney at the 2015 Wendy’s Recruiting Wrap-Up.
Coach Swinney will introduce his staff and discuss each member of the Tigers’ 2015 recruiting class. The program will include Dinner, highlight videos, door prizes and a live auction that will include items such as a Football Experience Package or dinner with coordinators Jeff Scott and Brent Venables. Don’t miss out on your chance to talk with your favorite players and the coaches!
Where: Jervey Gym at Clemson University When: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Time: Doors open and Dinner begins at 6:00 PM Cost: $30 at our distributors and online
Tickets are available now for purchase at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative offices in Pickens, Westminster and Anderson OR Mr. Knickerbocker’s in Greenville and Clemson OR Online: www.recruitingwrapup.com
There are limited seats available, order today so you don’t miss out on this great event!
All proceeds from the event go directly to academic scholarships for local high school students attending Clemson University.
The Fort Hill Clemson Club serves as the official connection between Clemson University and the Clemson, SC Community. The mission of the Fort Hill Clemson Club is to provide good fellowship for alumni, IPTAY, and friends of Clemson University; to encourage a better informed alumni body; to provide a medium for serving Clemson in the community; to work for increased membership in the Alumni Association and IPTAY; and to support the welfare and development of Clemson University.
Clemson, SC – The Fort Hill Clemson Club invites Tiger fans to join head coach Dabo Swinney at the Wendy’s Recruiting Wrap-Up on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The event will be held in Jervey Gym on the Clemson University campus and will begin at 6 PM.
At the event, Coach Swinney will introduce his staff and discuss each member of the Tigers’ 2014 football signing class. The program will include dinner, highlight videos, door prizes and a live auction that will include items such as a football experience package or dinner with Offensive Coordinator Chad Morris and Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables. Don’t miss out on your chance to talk with your favorite players and coaches!
Where: Jervey Gym at Clemson University When: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 Time: Doors open and dinner begins at 6 PM Cost: $30 at our distributors
Tickets are available now for purchase at the following locations:
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative offices in Pickens, Westminster and Anderson Mr. Knickerbocker’s in Greenville and downtown Clemson
There are limited seats available, so order today and don’t miss out on this great event!
All proceeds from the event go directly to scholarships for local high school students attending Clemson University.
Originally Published by Clemson World | January 2, 2014
Since 2006, the Fort Hill Clemson Club has funded annual scholarships for students through the money raised from their annual Recruiting Wrap Up. But this year, they decided a change was in order.
The event has more than tripled in attendance to 700 and increased more than 1,000 percent in sponsorships to $21,000. Held the day after recruiting ends, it includes chats with the coaches and players, barbecue and getting the inside scoop on the season to come.
Jerry Handegan and Eric Breazel
This year, club leadership took a look at their profits and their goals. “There were always two schools of thought,” says former club president Jerry Handegan. “Do we give immediate money now, or do we create an endowment? People wanted to do scholarships. So we just gave our $10,000 annually for that.”
According to Eric Breazel, also a past president of the club, “As the event got more and more successful, we began to ask the question, ‘Should we think more long term?’ What pushed us over the edge was a chat with the financial aid and admissions staff, and hearing their perspective on the benefits of endowment — being able to attract students and offer them four-year scholarships. It was a no brainer.”
The club is actually doing both for now, giving an annual scholarship until the endowment reaches a high enough level to support more scholarships. The club invites scholarship recipients to the event each year, and according to Breazel, that makes the day even more special. “Obviously, folks come to see Dabo and the recruits. But while we’re welcoming new student-athletes we’re also celebrating new academic scholarships as well.”
And their message to other groups? “I would strongly like to encourage other groups or individuals to take a second or third look at making a gift that will make an impact for generations to come, not just for one year,” says Breazel. “Clemson’s still young and has centuries to go. An endowment can make a significant difference.”
To learn more about how you can make an impact on the future of Clemson, visit clemson.edu/giving, call 864-656-5896 or email cufund-L@clemson.edu.