The Pirate Club promotes the rich tradition of Park University and its athletics by supporting, encouraging, and developing the student-athlete. The primary purpose of the Pirate Club is to cultivate financial support and interest in Park University Athletics. The organization also strives to continue the University's tradition by assisting student-athletes in achieving academic and athletic success.
The Pirate Club is overseen by a 21-member board, led by Pirate Club President Ken Smith.
As a result of the board members' efforts, Athletic Director Claude English believes that the Pirate Club will help Park University student-athletes excel.
"In my 19 years at Park, I have always felt that there was a large void without the presence of a booster organization," English said. "Now that it is established, I am confident that Pirate Club will support the athletic department in reaching our goal of providing one of the top intercollegiate athletic experiences in the country for our student-athletes."
To meet the growing demands of competition at a higher level, the Athletic Department will receive private contributions to augment its operational funds. The club will serve to increase necessary revenue to help support the athletic budget in areas of recruitment, program enhancement, and scholarships. All contributions are tax deductible.
For more information about the Park University Pirate Club, please contact Bret Silvis, Annual Fund/Alumni Giving Coordinator, at (816) 584-6406 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.