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The Flames Club – Making a Difference Since 1979
The Flames Club began in 1979 as the “Big Blue Club,” for the purpose of providing financial support to what was then Liberty Baptist College Athletics. In that first year, the Big Blue Club had 106 members who contributed just over $6,000. The organization changed its name the following year to the “LBC Scholarship Foundation Association” (SFA). In 1983, another name change occurred when the “Talon Club” became the new banner, and contributions exceeded $16,000. The “LU Athletic Association” (LUAA) became the brand in 1990 and continued until the current “Flames Club” name was created in 2001.
The Mission – How You Make a Difference
The Flames Club is integral to the success of Liberty University Athletics, and is the channel through which Flames Nation can partner with our coaches and student-athletes for the advancement of the athletics program. With the ever-increasing cost of competing at the NCAA Division I level, a dynamic booster club is critical to putting the strongest possible teams on the field, court, track, course, and in the pool. The mission of the Flames Club is to raise financial support for Liberty University Athletics and to ensure that our coaches and student-athletes have everything they need to compete for championships.
Members of the Flames Club enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their gifts are ultimately investments in the lives of our student-athletes. These gifts help to provide our student-athletes with the academic foundation and spiritual training unique to Liberty University, along with the disciplines learned through athletics competition that are essential to success in life. Flames Club members can also be rewarded with preferred seating, parking, and hospitality privileges; based upon membership level. Benefits may also be refused for maximum tax deductibility (see your tax advisor).
Total Giving to Liberty University Athletics in 2012
Flames Club Annual Fund = $470,000
Legacy (Capital) Gifts = $549,000
Luxury Suite Contributions = $403,000
Total = $1,422,000
Contact the Flames Club - Call 434-582-CLUB (2582) or email FlamesClub@liberty.edu