BEEVILLE — The Coastal Bend College Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Cougar Athletic Trust (CAT) as the primary fundraising arm of Coastal Bend College’s seven athletic programs: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, Esports, men’s soccer, softball and volleyball.
By donating to the CAT, individuals help fund travel to games, tournaments and championships for the Cougar athletic programs. Donations will also be used to fund scholarships that will be used by the coaches from each program to attract talented student-athletes to join the Cougar athletic family.
“The Cougar Athletic Trust will play a vital role in helping our athletic programs grow and prosper,” said Coastal Bend College President Dr. Justin Hoggard. “This has been in the works for some time now and I am thrilled to see it finally come to fruition.
“This will, no doubt, help ensure that our already stellar athletic programs continue to thrive.”
“Our motto here at Coastal Bend College is that success happens here, and the launch of the Cougar Athletic Trust will help us fully live up to that motto,” said Vicente Garza, the college’s interim athletic director. “The ability to use donations to the CAT for scholarships will help all of our athletic programs grow and be more competitive year after year.”
The CAT will feature four contribution levels: Puma, Panther, Catamount and Cougar.
The Puma level is reserved for donations between $50 and $99 and includes a special Cougar athletics gift bag.
The Panther level is reserved for donations between $100 and $249 and includes a family pass for all Coastal Bend College home games, as well as the athletics gift bag.
The Catamount level is reserved for donations between $250 and $499 and includes the donator’s choice of Cougar athletic gear, as well as the family pass and the athletics gift bag.
The Cougar level is reserved for donations of $500 or more and includes VIP seating at all CBC athletics banquets, as well as the choice of Cougar athletic gear, the family pass and the athletics gift bag.
Donors also have the option to make their donation a full charitable contribution and forgo all the benefits corresponding to the contribution level.
Donations to the Cougar Athletic Trust may be designated for use by a specific sport. Sport-specific donations will be processed as follows: 75% to the specific sport, 15% to the athletic scholarship endowment and 10% to athletic discretionary fund. If no specific sport is designated, the full amount of the donation will be distributed equitably among all of CBC’s seven athletic programs.
All donations made to the Cougar Athletic Trust through the Coastal Bend College Foundation will be fully tax deductible.
For more information on the Cougar Athletic Trust, please call the Coastal Bend College Foundation office at 361-354-2348.