The Diamond Club 2022

$5,050
25%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
13 Donors
32
days left
Project ends on December 31, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners

The 2022-23 Season Is On!

2022 marks the 12th year since the formation of the Diamond Club. This EMU Baseball Letterwinner sponsored group has grown substantially over the years.  The Diamond Club was seeded in 2011 by ten former players who wanted to provide a direct avenue to support the program. Former Players = Supporting Current Players.  

Since 2011 we have raised nearly $110,000 and in the most recent two years have raised over $15,000 each year.

This year's goal is $20,000 to support updating our Batting Cages. 

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EMU Baseball Alumni - Diamond Club

●     Founded in 2011 - seeded by a group of 10 supporters and former letter winners.

●     Four board members meet monthly with Head Coaches, Associate AD(s), and Development Officers. 

●     Originally was solely EMU Baseball alumni donating to baseball.

●     Group now includes 60 letter winners, 2 former Ops personnel, and 1 parent supporter.

●     Minimum promise/pledge is $100 each Fall.

●     Since 2015 the Diamond Club has raised over $10,000 each year.

●     The donations were originally general dollars to support the program but since we began formally identifying an “item or items,” the DC has raised upwards of $15,000.

●     Examples: New Team Uniforms, Video Software, Rapsoto Software, Synergy Sports Technology.

●     Use of crowdfunding began in 2018 and increased momentum: https://donate.emich.edu/g/athletics

●     In Spring of 2022 we added three new board members, which brings us to seven total. This group meets monthly with Head Coaches, Associate AD(s), and Development Officers to continue forward focusing activities, i.e. support current players and continue focus on keeping alumni close.

●     Main three fundraising events are: Golf Outing, Crowdfunding, and Formal Dinner.

●     Other events are: Alumni Game, Football Tailgates, Baseball Alumni events in spring.

●     President of the Diamond Club board maintains an email list and communicates directly, reinforcing Athletic Department Messaging. Email lists get compared annually.

●     This is our program - coaches and administration may change but the Alumni Group remains. Since 2011 EMU Baseball has had three Head Coaching changes and two Athletic Director changes, yet the support continues to grow.

Year                Amount                                             

2011                $1,300

2012                $3,550

2013                $3,650

2014                $5,510

2015                $10,300

2016                $10,100           New Uniforms

2017                $11,000           Video Equipment

2018                $12,350           Rapsodo  https://donate.emich.edu/project/11069/wall

2019                $14,970           Synergy Sports - https://donate.emich.edu/project/16616

2020                $18,250           Team Travel - https://donate.emich.edu/project/23750

2021                $16,950           Cream Jerseys - https://donate.emich.edu/project/27250

2022                                        Updating Batting Cages

 11 Yr. Totals    $107,930


Levels
Choose a giving level

$100

R.B.I.

You helped us score!

$250

Field Upgrades

Look good, play good, right? Oestrike Stadium agrees!

$500

Fresh Jerseys

These boys would look GREAT in new cream colored jerseys!

$1,000

Homerun

GOING YARD! The Eagles are UP!

$2,500

Grand Slam

You're hitting a GRAND SLAM for the team's success!

$5,000

The Cycle!

Single, Double, Triple, HomeRun!

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