Friends of Men's Cross Country

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Fairfield University Men’s Cross Country enhances the college experience of our varsity student-athletes, providing them with opportunities to excel athletically and academically. Friends of Men’s Cross Country provides the program with the basic necessities to help them run at the highest levels of collegiate competition.

Captains' Letter

Dear Friends of Fairfield Men’s Cross Country,

Thank you so much for all that you have given and continue to give to the Fairfield Men’s Cross Country team.

When sharing stories with each other about why we chose to come to Fairfield, we both shared a similar important reason: because we felt a special atmosphere when we met the Cross Country team and immediately developed a rapport with everyone, which continues to get stronger every day.

We are thankful for all of the opportunities that Fairfield and donors have provided us and the entire team. On this STAGiving Day, March 20, we plan to participate and give back in honor of our own experiences as Stags and to ensure that future student-athletes have access to the same, or even better, opportunities than we have. You’re invited to join the celebration and make a gift in honor of your own Fairfield experience. 

Because of our time at Fairfield, we’ve experienced so many unforgettable adventures that make us proud to be Stags. And that’s why we’re giving back in honor of our most memorable Fairfield experiences to date:

For me, Mike Bodie, my most memorable Fairfield experience is having our 2016 MAAC Conference Championships at Walt Disney World. I will never forget being able to race at "the happiest place on Earth" and having unlimited rides on the Tower of Terror.

And for me, Scott Daly, my favorite experience at Fairfield has to be the Student-Athlete Talent Show. It’s a great event for all of our sports teams to come together, support each other, raise money for a charitable cause, and most importantly have fun!

Thank you to the alumni, parents, and friends who contributed to make these opportunities possible.

Your contributions are so critical to our program and allow us to accomplish many things, such as getting new shoes and other gear that is critical for our program's success, traveling to different places to race against great competition, and many more.

We hope you’ll continue your support on STAGiving Day by making a gift in honor of a coach, student-athlete, or program that made a difference to you, a family member, or a neighbor. A gift of any size makes a great difference for our small program. And new this year, if you make a gift of at least $75, you can opt in to receive an exclusive pair of Stag socks. See how your support will make a difference by visiting fairfield.edu/STAGiving.

Thank you for contributing to the success of Fairfield Men’s Cross Country!

Go Stags,

Mike Bodie ’19 and Scott Daly ’19
Men’s Cross Country Captains

2019 Goal: $7,500

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STAGiving Day 2017

This year, March 8, 2017 will mark Fairfield University’s third annual STAGiving Day. This year Fairfield Men’s Cross Country is partnering with GiveCampus.com, a platform that allows our supporters to view challenges, post interactive videos, and watch real-time fundraising progress. The day will also feature LIVE Facebook sessions with coaches and student-athletes.

This year Men’s Cross Country is aiming for 100% student-athlete participation. As we commit to invest in our program, we ask that you join us in making a gift of $10, $15, $20 or more. It’s not about the amount, STAGiving Day is an opportunity for all to STAND UP, give back and make a difference in 24 hours.

 

What is STAGiving Day?

STAGiving Day is a University-wide effort to reach participation goals through a 24-hour fundraising drive. It’s a day for alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends from all over the world to come together to give back and celebrate Fairfield.

Why are we focusing on participation?

Alumni participation is the only indicator of alumni satisfaction in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of colleges and universities. Participation in giving increases the value of a Fairfield degree. Fairfield’s prestige and rankings affect how employers, admissions officers, prospective students and parents view the University.

But what if I already donated this year?

All gifts already donated this year have helped Men’s Cross Country get closer to our goal of 20 donors and $5,000. We want to thank all those who have invested in our program to date!

If you haven’t given yet, this is the perfect opportunity to donate any amount ($10, $15, $20 or more). If you’ve already supported the program, spread the message to former teammates, family members or co-workers by using #STAGiving or #GoStags. You can make a difference at your desk or at home. Share or retweet our content on your social media page. Check out our Live Facebook interviews at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Facebook and watch our real-time fundraising progress on GiveCampus.com.

 

How can I give?

Make your gift from anywhere in the world in one of two ways:

  1. Go to GiveCampus.com and search for ‘Fairfield University’ in the top right hand corner. Scroll to the Men's Cross Country challenge and click the ‘give now’ button between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST on March 8, 2017,
  2. Call us toll-free at 877-748-5123 and speak to one of our representatives between 8:30 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST on STAGiving Day

 

Where does my donation go?

Your gift goes directly where you designate it, which may include your favorite athletic team, undergraduate scholarships, student life, etc.

 

Schedule of Events

Fairfield’s coaches and student-athletes will be featured on our first ever Live Facebook Coaches Corner and student-athlete talks. Tune into our Facebook page at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 8th to hear from your favorite Stags!

 

Coaches’ Corner

Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 11 a.m.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldUAthletics to watch the live feed

 

Student-Athlete Interviews

Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 2p.m.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldUAthletics to watch the live feed

Giving

Friends of Men’s Cross Country has a fundraising goal of $7,500 and 75 donors! Donations made before June 30, 2019 will go towards the program’s current use fund, contributions that immediately benefit our most pressing program necessities and enhancements. By making a gift of any amount, you can provide Men’s Cross Country with a competitive edge.

 

Equipment

  • Uniforms
  • Sneakers, top quality socks

Team Support

  • Meal plans
  • Training
  • Banquets/awards

Travel & Recruiting

  • Out-of-region travel for competition
  • Training trips, off-season competition
  • Recruiting, official campus visits

For more information about Friends of Fairfield Athletics, or giving a gift to Men’s Cross Country, please call Connor Donnelly at 203-254-4000, ext. 2406 or e-mail cdonnelly@fairfield.edu.

Contact Us

Athletics Development Office

Bellarmine Hall
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-254-4000

 

Nick Wormley

Nick Wormley

Executive Director of Athletics Development/Senior Associate Director of Athletics

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Connor Donnelly

Connor Donnelly

Assistant Director of Athletics Development

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Rachel Kavanagh

Program Assistant, Athletics Giving and Special Events

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