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Why should I give?
Your contribution to the Stampede Club is vital to
maintaining competitive NCAA Division I programs.
What is my contribution used for?
Annual contributions to the Stampede Club are used to
help support student-athletes.
What is the Stampede Club?
The Stampede Club is the annual giving program for Cal
Poly Athletics. Anyone who donates money for student-athletes
support is a Stampede Club member. These members may receive
benefits (season tickets, priority parking pass, etc.) or waive
these benefits in lieu of a full tax deduction. If a member waives
these benefits they may designate their funds to go to a specific
What are the benefits of Stampede Club membership?
Benefits differ with each level of giving. They
include program recognition, gold cards, Mustang Corral pre-game
parties, reserved season tickets, media guides, and invitations to
special events. See brochure for further details.
Are parking benefits extended to donors?
Yes, priority parking is extended to our donors for
football and men's basketball. Parking privelidges are also
extended to our Alex G. Spanos Suite holders. See Priority
How do I get to sit in the best seats in Mott Gym,
Baggett Stadium, or Alex G. Spanos Stadium?
In order to sit in the chair back seats you must
purchase a seat option. A seat option is a fee charged for the
rights to a seat within a facility. See the seat option information
sheet for details. Go to Priority
How is my seating location determined?
Seating location is based on the priority point
system. The system is based on:
• Level of financial support to Cal Poly athletic since 1988
– one point for each $100 contributed to Cal Poly Athletics
• Volunteer service for the Athletic Department – two
points for serving on the Mustang Athletic Fund Board of Directors
or on a Campaign Steering Committee. One point for volunteering on
the fund drive, special events, marketing, or out-of-area
committees of the Mustang Athletic Fund.
• Years of being a season ticket holder since the 1994/95
season – one point for each sport and year (excludes season
tickets received as benefits)
• Level of University support – one point for every
$1,000 contributed to the University (excludes gifts to
Why join the Stampede Club?
No two people have identical reasons for joining the
Stampede Club. However, some of the reasons include:
a. Keeping the athletic program strong makes good business sense to
the community and the economy. A successful program attracts fan
interest and attendance and this has a positive impact on the local
b. Civic pride in knowing that an effective support organization
and a successful athletic program are mutually beneficial
c. A personal concern for the University and its image on the local
and national level.
d. Satisfaction knowing that your support is providing Cal Poly
student-athletes the opportunities to compete in intercollegiate
athletics and to receive an education from one of the finest
universities in the nation.
e. Fun – social benefits of belonging to the Stampede Club
include meeting new friends, keeping in touch with old friends, and
making possible business contacts.
I do not live on the Central Coast; and therefore,
cannot take advantage of the benefits offered through Stampede Club
membership. Why should I join?
a. You will receive satisfaction in knowing that your
support is providing Cal Poly student-athletes the opportunities to
compete in intercollegiate athletics and to receive an education
from one of the finest universities in the nation.
b. By waiving your benefits, you will receive a 100% tax deduction
on your gift.
c. You will receive invitations to Cal Poly special events taking
place in your area and on campus
d. At certain giving levels you will receive tickets to a Cal Poly
game in your area.
Can I purchase additional season tickets to the ones I
receive as Stampede Club benefits?
You may purchase additional season tickets as a
Stampede Club member only if you have been doing so in the
If I am a current Stampede Club member and I am sitting
in a row that will be converted to chair back seats, what happens
First of all, you will be given an opportunity to
purchase the seat options on your seats. If you choose not to
purchase those seat options, then you will be reassigned seats
based on the priority point system. Every effort will be made to
keep you as close to your original seat as possible.
When are pledges to the Stampede Club due?
We prefer immediate payment by check or credit card
(Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted). However,
payments can be made, so long as payment in full is received by May