WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University football program is collecting donations to help fund its end of the year banquet to recognize the Bison student-athletes and support staff on a historic season. The funds collected will be used to pay for the banquet and conference championship rings for the student-athletes and staff.
If you are interested in donating to the Gallaudet football program you can click here – https://giving.gallaudet.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=369 – to make your tax-deductible donation online. You can also drop off a check to Coach Chuck Goldstein (Field House, Room 104) if you are on campus or mail your donation to:
Coach Chuck Goldstein
Gallaudet University – Football Program
800 Florida Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Please make your check out to Gallaudet University and write "BISON FOOTBALL ENHANCEMENT FUND" in the memo. Either way you donate (online, in-person or by mail) you will receive a tax-deductible letter from Gallaudet University for tax purposes. All donor names will be recognized on the GU football team page for your donation, unless otherwise noted. If you donate $500 or more your name will be published in the official football banquet program. All donations of $1,000 or more guarantees you a seat at the football banquet and personal recognition from Coach Goldstein. If you are interested in a major donation please contact Coach Goldstein directly at [email protected] to discuss different opportunities.
The Bison won its first Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) since the conference formed in 2009. GU won its first nine games to start the 2013 season, increased its program record-winning streak to 11 games dating back to last season and earned its first American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) national ranking. The Bison finished the regular season with a 9-1 record and made its first NCAA tournament playoff appearance on Nov. 23 against No. 7 Hobart College. The NCAA appearance was the first by a Gallaudet men's team sport in program history. The Bison lost, 34-7, in the first round to conclude the season 9-2 overall. The nine wins match a program best set in 1987. Gallaudet burst onto the national scene midway through the season as local and national media converged on Kendall Green to feature the undefeated Bison. The team was covered by the likes of Associated Press, CBS Evening News, CBSSports.com, Comcast Sportsnet, ESPN SportsCenter, ESPN.com, National Public Radio, SportsIllustrated.com, USAToday.com, Washington Post and Yahoo.com along with the local D.C. television stations to name a few. The team earned 11 all-conference honors along with Coach Goldstein being named the ECFC Coach of the Year.
"It was a remarkable season for the Bison football program," said Goldstein. "We could not of done this without the support from our administration, the University faculty, staff and students along with family and friends connected to our program. Plus, the new fans and friends we made as we got the chance to share our story through the media. We thank you for your support and thank you in advance for your donation. Go Bison!"