Save Humboldt State Athletics

We Did It!!!! If you want to make good on your pledge please see below payment options. Quickest fastest way is to follow the link below.

Checks payable to "HSU Athletics” designated to Support Your Jacks on the memo line can be mailed to: Gift Processing Center, SBS 285, Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata CA 95521

And this is the link that goes to the HSU Athletics landing page which gives payment information and a link to the on-line giving portal: sports/2017/12/4/support-hsu- athletics.aspx?id=526

The future of Humboldt State athletics is in danger and it needs your help. Due to declining enrollment at the university, the Athletics Department is facing a funding shortfall and is considering cutting football to balance the budget. If football goes, women’s teams will need to be cut, which means potentially more than 160 opportunities for young men and women would be lost … and we all know that other sports will not be far behind. If we can demonstrate, yet again, how committed we are to Humboldt State Athletics and all the good it can do for the lives of young people, then we can ensure that Lumberjack sports will survive this budget crunch and be around for the next generation. 

We are calling on community members, business owners, and all HSU Alumni and Athletic Alumni for support. We need to raise $500,000 this year and on an ongoing basis to save the program. If we can hit this threshold, the university has assured us that it will contribute any additional funds necessary to keep all current sports at the university in-tact.

Football and all athletics are a community driver and economic power house in Humboldt County. Many of us owe our careers to connections we made while playing for the Jacks. Some met their spouses and began families as a result of taking part in athletics at Humboldt State. And there’s just something magical about being among the crowds of people, young and old, surrounded by the Redwood trees and cheering on our Jacks. If we lost that, we would lose more than any individual sport. We would lose a piece of our community and our history that we would never get back.

Please, if you want to see football and other athletic teams for years to come, consider donating to this cause.
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    • $100 
    • 49 mos
    • $500 
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  • Gary Batini 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
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    • $150 
    • 50 mos
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    • $25 
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Dustin Creager 
Arcata, CA
Rotary Club Of Arcata Sunrise Community Foundation 
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