Other Ways to Get Involved
Support for the special campaigns shown is sincerely appreciated by University
of Wyoming student-athletes and coaches, and benefits the overall Department of
Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Gifts to these programs are counted toward
a donor’s priority point total through their lifetime giving total.
Wyoming Athletics has created a culture of Excellence, Pride,
and Tradition which has proven to be successful in the Mountain West Conference.
To provide our athletes with the finest practice facilities and competitive
venues, Wyoming Athletics is launching its second phase of facility upgrades.
Completed projects that took place during the first phase included the Indoor
Practice Facility, installation of the Jonah Field turf, renovations to the
Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex, Memorial 8 Track, UniWyo Sports Complex, and War
Memorial Field House. Additional finished projects include additions to the east
side entrance into War Memorial Stadium and Warburton Plaza, the Wildcatter
Stadium Club & Suites, and Tennis Facility. Future projects that will require
the largest athletics campaign in school history will include; upgrades and
renovations to the Arena Auditorium, a new competitive swimming and diving
facility, an indoor state-of-the-art golf training facility, Rochelle Athletics
Center improvements, wrestling facility upgrades, renovations to the lower west
side of War Memorial Stadium and installation of lights at the Madrid Sports
Endowment Gift Opportunities
An endowed gift, which must be at a minimum $25,000, makes a major impact on
Wyoming Athletics for years to come. Whether it is an endowed scholarship or an
endowed enhancement fund, gifts of these types are a great way to honor someone
or leave a legacy at the University of Wyoming.
Life Insurance Policies and Planned
Life insurance policies are a great vehicle to use to maximize a long term gift,
while paying only a small portion of the overall benefit. In 2008, the Cowboy
Joe Board of Directors approved that all life insurance policies provided to the
Cowboy Joe Club will give up front priority points for the value of their policy
beneficiary amount, minus inflation. So a donor can greatly increase their
priority point status today, by setting up a life insurance for the Cowboy Joe
Club’s future. Planned gifts through a trust, will or retirement fund are also
great vehicles for donors to receive tax benefits today, while guaranteeing
future financial support for the Cowboy Joe Club in the future. There are
several different ways to set-up a planned gift, and the University of Wyoming
has the staff in place that can help any donor with their decisions.
The media partners program, organized by the UW Marketing Department, allows
donors to give advertising gift-in-kind for season tickets, priority parking and
Cowboy Joe Club membership and benefits. Advertising currently sought after
includes radio, newspaper, television, and billboard advertising.
Corporate Support and Sponsorships
University of Wyoming Sports Properties (WSP) is the multimedia rights holder
and sports marketing arm for athletics at UW. In addition to the radio broadcast
programming for UW Athletics, WSP has the exclusive rights for corporate sales
of advertising, event sponsorship, game promotion, signage, publications,
athletic trademarks and logos, cross-retail promotions, and overall marketing
and development of www.wyomingathletics.com. While sponsorships do not count
toward your priority point totals, it is still a great way to identify your
business as an official partner of Wyoming Athletics.