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Flames Club Reaches $100,000 Mark In Record Time
The Liberty University's Flames Club recently passed the $100,000 donation mark in year-to-date giving, accounting for the fastest growth in the history of the organization.
As of August 1, contributions to the Flames Club were eight times as much as they were last year. During 2005, the Athletics Department's booster club had brought in $12,000 from 32 members, while 136 members have contributed $103,000 to the organization as of the same date this year.
It took the Flames Club until September 30 to reach the $100,000 plateau in 2005, which marked the first time in the history of the organization that the Flames Club had exceeded $100,000 in annual donations.
Excitement surrounding Liberty University Athletics has also prompted a rapid growth in the Flames Club. Over 50 percent of this year's Flames Club members are new to the booster club, while the average gift given to the organization has doubled in size as compared to last year's figures.
The Flames Club is integral to the success of Liberty University Athletics, and is the channel through which alumni and friends can partner with the coaches and student-athletes for the advancement of the athletics program. The Flames Club experienced record highs in 2005, with 255 members contributing $179,000 and is currently well ahead of last year's record pace.
In April, the Flames Club expanded its ranks to start the Student Flames Club in an attempt to reach out to the Liberty University student body. In just four months, membership in the Student Flames Club is at 350 members, which should allow for the organizers to reach their inaugural membership goal of 500 members by the fall.
Membership levels in the Flames Club start as low as $50 for the year. For more information about joining the Flames Club, please call the Flames Club office at (434) 582-2178 or at FlamesClub@liberty.edu or by visiting the Flames Club page at www.LibertyFlames.com to download a membership application.