Cougar Pride Announces 2013-14 Membership Awards

John O'Korn

Feb. 12, 2014

HOUSTON - Cougar Pride, the fundraising arm of the University of Houston's Athletics Department, announced the winners of its 110% Club and Take it to the Next Level promotions for the 2013-14 fiscal year Wednesday.

Both promotions rewarded four winners each as the 110% club entries were determined by those who added an extra 10 percent to their annual Cougar Pride donations in 2013 while those who increased their 2013 Cougar Pride donation to the next giving level were entered in the Take it to the Next Level giveaway.

110% Club Winners

  • Autographed Tony Levine football: Charles Schuetz
  • Two Houston Football pre-game field passes: Gage Raba
  • Two Houston Men's Basketball floor seats for a Houston non-conference game: William Brogan
  • Lunch with Houston's Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades: Russell Schulze

Take it to the Next Level Winners

  • Basketball autographed by UH legends Clyde Drexler, Elvin Hayes and Hakeem Olajuwon: Tony Dang
  • Houston Football Nike team gear package: Bob Ashy
  • Two Houston Football sideline passes and two AD Suite passes: Frank Glass
  • Houston Men's Basketball suite for 16 with food and beverage at a UH non-conference game: Albert Garcia

Prizes for the 2014-15 fiscal year promotions will be announced at a later date. Cougar Pride members can register for the 2014-15 promotion by contacting Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH (4684) or by e-mail at cougarpride@uh.edu.

About Cougar Pride
To join Cougar Pride and support nearly 385 Houston student-athletes or more information on donating, contact the Cougar Pride office by phone at 713-743-GoUH (4684) or by e-mail at cougarpride@uh.edu.

The mission of Cougar Pride is to provide financial support for student-athlete scholarships and priority needs of the athletic department while fostering camaraderie, sportsmanship and school pride among students, faculty & staff, alumni and friends of Houston Athletics.

The annual cost per full scholarship to educate these men and women for the 2013-14 year is more than $20,000 and on the rise. Cougar Pride's long term goal is to fully fund all Houston student-athlete scholarships on an annual basis. Despite Cougar Pride reaching its 2013 fundraising goals with an all-time annual fundraising record, it still fell short by approximately $1.8 million of fully funding the financial aid of all Houston student-athletes. To offset 2014-15 scholarship costs of over $6 million, the Cougar Pride fundraising goal is $4.1 million in 2014.

Houston fans can currently place deposits for 2014 season tickets, the first in the new Houston Football Stadium, at UHCougars.com. A $50 deposit will allow fans to participate in the Season Ticket Select-A-Seat process in the spring of 2014. The $50 deposit is not a fee and will go towards the cost of season tickets. 2014 Season tickets in the new stadium begin at just $140. 



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