Each year, Bobcat Athletics generates much of its revenue from ticket sales, donations, corporate sponsorships, and NCAA/Big Sky Conference revenue distributions. As you can imagine, with no fans or limited attendance being permitted when competitions are allowed, this will have a dramatic impact on our available resources for the year. In response to this need for support, we are excited to launch a new challenge to our fans: “Plant the Flag: A campaign to position Bobcat Athletics for success today, tomorrow and beyond.” Our goal is to raise $3M throughout this year to avoid interruptions in support for our programs ($2M for scholarships; $500,000 in nutrition; and $500,000 in additional medical expenses).
This Plant the Flag campaign was born from the desire not only to survive the year, but to emerge from this time of adversity stronger than we ever have been before. We want to set the stage for our student-athletes to continue to dominate in the classroom and on the field of competition. This year-long campaign will encompass many things you’ve seen before like the Blue & Gold Gala (virtual this year), season ticket renewals, Bobcat Club license plates renewals and new initiatives specific to this academic calendar which will be announced at later dates.
The easiest way to help us Plant the Flag is to keep your football season tickets and roll with us into the spring 2021 season, or if your circumstances won't allow you to attend in the spring, to donate your ticket fees and Required Seat Contribution. If most of our fans were able to do one of those options, we would be well on our way to achieving our $3M goal. However, as I mentioned above, we understand this pandemic has affected everyone differently and we are very sensitive to everyone’s personal situations. We’ve worked with the Bobcat Ticket Office to present multiple options to our season-ticket holders, including refund scenarios for those who need it. Please visit our FAQ’s page to review options and follow necessary steps for those requesting a deferral to the fall 2021 season, donation opportunities or a full/partial refund.