Ouachita Gridiron Club 2015-2016
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OUACHITA FOOTBALL GRIDIRON CLUB WWW.OBUTIGERS.COM
The football program at Ouachita complements the universitys mission of educating the whole person.
Our mission is to take the student-athlete where he cant take himself. We will create an environment that teaches young men to achieve a sound foundation for leadership and academic success, to relentlessly pursue and win the Great American Conference championship and to appreciate and embrace our differences.
Our mission is built on family values, spiritual definition and academic success. The football staff recognizes the importance of trust in each other and the desire to care about others. We will establish an attitude of total commitment to the goals we pursue.
The goal of the football program is to produce student-athletes who can overcome adversity, establish goals and priorities, appreciate diversity and excel in their academic endeavors.
OUACHITA FOOTBALL MISSION STATEMENT
Dear Tigers & supporters,
I would like to begin by expressing my appreciation of your past and future support! As we enter into our fifth season of competition in the Great American Conference, your support has never been more needed. Our coaches and student athletes continue to coach and play at a high level as well as succeed in the classroom, serve in the community and grow as young men. It is my hope that we will have record numbers join the Tiger Gridiron Club and make an investment in the program and the players who represent us! You will make a difference by joining!
Tiger Proud,Todd Knight
Dear Ouachita football supporter, First, I want to thank you for your past support of the Ouachita football program. There has never been a better time to be a Tiger. In this era of tight budgets at private colleges and universities across America, though, our need for outside support has never been greater. Wont you please step up again with a contribution to the Tiger Gridiron Club? Please make out your check to Ouachita and put it into the enclosed envelope as soon as possible. Our players are counting on you. Sincerely,Rex NelsonRex Nelson
President, OBU Gridiron Club
Todd KnightHead Football Coach
WHAT IS THE GRIDIRON CLUB?
It is the exclusive private fundraising arm of the Ouachita Tiger Football Program. The club was formed in 1986 and exists to help better fund the program.
WHY SHOULD I DONATE?
Increasing expenses, coupled with the increased need for external funding, has made it extremely challenging to maintain a competitive championship-caliber program.
WHERE WILL MY MONEY GO? (2015-2016 academic year)
Contributions go to help provide in the following areas:
The struggles of fully funding scholarships has become one of the greatest challenges we face. We must help offset the expenses of a private college education and have a significant impact on the well-being of every student.
We have secured a matching funds for the renovation of the weight room and fieldhouse. Much of our raised funds will go towards this project.
SUPPLEMENT BUDGET NEEDS
Travel, recruiting and supplies.
IS MY GIFT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes! Giving to the Tiger GridironClub is tax deductible as regulated by the IRS. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will be receipted the amount you gave less any tangible benefits you received.
90% graduation rate of student-athletes who play out their eligibility
Only university in the state at any level with 7 consecutive winning seasons
18 of Ouachitas 22 starters come from Arkansas high schools
For 7 consecutive years, Ouachita has signed more Arkansas high school All-Stars than any other university
2014 2nd round NCAA playoff berth
2014 AFCA Coaches poll final ranking #9
Ouachita has been ranked in the AFCA Top 25 for 6 of the past 7 years
2014 and 2011 Great American Conference Champions
2011 Great American Conference Offensive MVP - CASEY COOPER
2014 and 2011 Great American Conference Coach of the Year and 2014 Region 3 Coach of the Year - TODD KNIGHT
Ouachita Head Football Coach Todd Knight is the longest-tenured college head coach in the state
Ouachita Football has hosted the NFL DII combine for the past 4 years
Ouachita has produced 6 professional players and 21 All-American selections during the Todd Knight era
PROGRAM POINTS OF SUCCESS
Coach Knight is nationally known, having served on the NCAA Rules Committee and currently serving on the American Football Coaches Association Board
Ouachita has earned 55 All-Conference selections the past 4 seasons
Ouachita has the largest radio network in NCAA DII, with game broadcasts reaching parts of 6 states
Each June, Ouachita hosts the largest team camp in the state with more than 1,000 players representing more than 30 teams. At least 150 high school coaches are on the OBU campus for this event.
OBU Football Team has raised $4,000 per year for 14 consecutive years for the Clark County Foster Children Christmas Project (more than $56,000 in 14 years)
More than 70 Ouachita football players participate in the campus-wide Tiger Serve Day community service project each spring
2014 OBU football player was selected to the AFCA Allstate Good Works Team - SPENCER KNIGHT
In 2014, OBU football player led the campus in service hours - UGO NKALARI
GRIDIRONCLUB MEMBER$55 - $99
$100 - $499
$500 - $999
$1000 - $2999
$3000 & UP
IMPACT APLAYER OR COACH
COMMEMORATIVE FOOTBALL HELMET
STEP 1: Determine which level is best for you.
STEP 2: Fill out all information on the attached form.
STEP 3: Determine payment method that is best for you.
STEP 4: Return envelope to Tiger Gridiron Club.
MAKE YOUR MARK ON OBU FOOTBALL!
TIGER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE // 2015
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME
Sept. 3 East Central University Ada, Okla. 7 p.m.
SEPT. 12 SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNI. CLIFF HARRIS STADIUM 7 P.M.
Sept. 19 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, Okla. 6 p.m.
SEPT. 26 NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNI. CLIFF HARRIS STADIUM 7 P.M.
OCT. 3 HARDING UNIVERSITY (HC) CLIFF HARRIS STADIUM 1 P.M.
Oct. 10 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, Ark. 6 p.m.
Oct. 17 Southern Arkansas University El Dorado, Ark. 2 p.m.
OCT. 24 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO CLIFF HARRIS STADIUM 1 P.M.
OCT. 31 OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY CLIFF HARRIS STADIUM 1 P.M.
Nov. 7 Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Okla. 1:30 p.m.
NOV. 14 HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY CLIFF HARRIS STADIUM 1 P.M.
All games are Great American Conference // Home games in BOLD CAPS // All times CST and subject to change
NON-PROFIT ORG.U.S. POSTAGE
PAIDLITTLE ROCK, ARPERMIT NO. 211
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TODD KNIGHTAT 870.245.5314 OR KNIGHTTF@OBU.EDU
Ouachita Tiger Gridiron Club
FOOTBALLBox 3768 Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001