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Support Ouachita Baptist University's champion football program through the 2015-2016 Gridiron Club.

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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:

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    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.

    FACILITY ENHANCEMENTS

    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

  • BENEFITS

    TAX DEDUCTION

    GRIDIRONCLUB MEMBER$55 - $99

    GRIDIRONTIGER

    $100 - $499

    GRIDIRONBIG TIGER

    $500 - $999

    GRIDIRONSUPER TIGER

    $1000 - $2999

    GRIDIRONIRON TIGER

    $3000 & UP

    IMPACT APLAYER OR COACH

    E-NEWSLETTER

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    COMMEMORATIVE FOOTBALL HELMET

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    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

    WWW.OBUTIGERS.COM

    @obuathletics

    OBUAthletics

    Ouachita Tiger Gridiron Club

    FOOTBALLBox 3768 Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001