August 9, 2010

FSU Gridiron Club Memberships Still Available

Big Rapids, Mich. - The 2010 Ferris State University football season is fast approaching and the FSU Gridiron Club is excited to kickoff yet another year of Bulldog Football.

Recently, the annual FSU Gridiron Club membership mailing was sent out to all those fans and supporters who have been a member of the club over the last five years.  The club is encouraging all of those individuals who have not yet renewed or joined the Gridiron Club to do so at this time.

Season tickets, parking passes and premiums will be mailed by all FSU Gridiron Club members by August 30.

The FSU Gridiron Club supports the Bulldog Football program with both financial assistance and encouragement, which continues to inspire coaches and student-athletes to help keep the strong tradition of Ferris State football alive.

The club sponors a number of special events throughout the year, including the annual Lift-A-Thon, Freshmen Picnic, Spring Game Reception, Post-Game After Glow, golf outing, homecoming dance and tailgates at away contests.

All individuals donating $25 or more to the Gridiron Club receive a weekly press release via mail or email throughout the season.  Additionally, those attaining "Crimson" level status ($100-$499) will receive two season tickets, special parking in the Gridiron Club tailgate area along with a hat.

Two other membership levels are also available, including "Gold" ($500-$999) and "Champion" ($1,000+) status.  The "Gold" club members not only receive the "Crimson" benefits, but also earn endzone parking, a FSU polo shirt and access to the Wheeler Pavilion for a game designated by the university.  "Champion" members receive a season pass for two to the Wheeler Pavilion in addition to the "Gold" benefits.

New club members will receive the membership premiums (hats, shirts, polos, etc.) when joining the club.  Premiums are additionally issued to renewing members every four years, starting in 2009. 

Michigan residents can also claim a 50% credit on their state tax return for gifts to FSU, up to a maximum of $200 for individuals and $400 for couples.  Gifts to Ferris may also be deductible on federal tax returns (see financial advisor for specifics).

For those individuals who need to renew or join, it can be accomplished by either returning the registration materials enclosed in the mailing or by joining online at:
https://ebill.ferris.edu/C20079_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=4&CATID=13.

More information on the Gridiron Club, including a membership brochure, is also available at this link: http://www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/sports/fball/gridironclub

The FSU Gridiron Club hopes all prospective and renewing members can join prior to the 2010 home opener on Saturday, Sept. 11, against Saginaw Valley State at Top Taggart Field.  Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (ET) and a number of special activities will take place throughout the day in conjunction with "Honoring American Heroes Day", including two concerts, a tailgate event, fireworks along with a high school contest in the afternoon.  It should be a tremendous event to start off the home season.

Go Bulldogs!

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