SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly wrestling program has officially launched its scholarship fund campaign. The Wrestling Scholarship Fund provides Cal Poly wrestling with additional scholarship support to reach the goal of becoming a fully-funded program per NCAA regulations. Scholarship gifts require a 5-year commitment to the specified amount, and can be used by the coaching staff immediately for recruitment and retention needs.
"Over the past few months with a soft launch of this campaign, we have received $150,000 in total commitments toward our scholarship fund," head coach Jon Sioredas said. "This shows the excitement level from our alumni and supporters."
For more on the Cal Poly Wrestling Scholarship Fund and other ways to get involved, go to the Mustang Wrestling Foundation website at: gopoly.com/MWF.
"We would like to thank the Mustang Wrestling Foundation for its continued commitment to advancing our program," Sioredas said. "They have been a driving force in the quest to bring the Cal Poly wrestling program back to the national spotlight.
"And, a special thanks to president Bob Whitaker ('73) and our board members Ken Bos ('69), Jon Talbott ('73), Scott Heaton ('81), Jeff Barksdale ('83), Anthony Romero ('90), Joe Dansby ('94), Dan Lashley ('95), Kelan Bragg ('12), and Kyle Chené ('14) for their efforts in securing commitments to the fund," Sioredas added.
There are four levels to invest in the scholarship fund:
Annual gift of $24,000 provides a new "named" full scholarship for or to the wrestling program (tuition and fees, room, and board).
Annual gift of $12,000 provides one-half scholarship for or to the wrestling program.
Annual gift of $6,000 provides one-quarter scholarship for or to the wrestling program.
A gift of $100 per month / $1,200 per year (with a five-year commitment) can be contributed to the Wrestling Scholarship Fund.
All gifts toward the Wrestling Scholarship Fund are fully tax deductible through the Cal Poly Foundation. Those interested in making a gift should contact Brian Brantley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-305-9983.