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Difference Makers
Supporting Fort Hays State University Athletics

The Difference Makers organization, founded in 2006, is comprised of a group of individuals and businesses that have chosen to help make the Fort Hays State University athletic program stronger.

Currently there are about twenty-five Difference Makers in the organization. The goal of the athletic department is to increase that number to 50 and work with Difference Makers annually.

This prestigious booster group has made noticeable progress toward enhancing FHSU sports facilities, programs and athletic scholarship support.

The Difference Makers program is the premier sports club available through the athletic department and will help elevate it to be competitive in the challenging Midwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Difference Makers also help provide opportunities for student-athletes to become leaders to their respective sports.

How to Become a Difference Maker

Difference Makers are asked to contribute a minimum, tax deductible gift of $5,000 annually to Tiger athletics.

Benefits of Becoming a part of an FHSU elite group

• VIP parking at Tiger athletic events
• Tiger Club Membership
• Annual invitation to:

-President's Press Box at a select football game
-East-side Pres Box at a select football game
-Pre-game meal at a select basketball game
-Post game basketball receptions
- President's Dinner
- Difference Maker Reception and Dinner
- Bus trip for select away games

• Difference Maker Shadow Box
• Frequent FHSU Tiger email updates
• Recognition in gameday programs

How Difference Makers Can Impact FHSU Athletics

When looking to improve our athletic programs on a sport-by-sport basis, there is one common denominator: recruiting. Attracting quality student-athletes requires the ability to evaluate talent and bring the athletes to Hays for campus visits.

Effective recruiting also means enhancing our scholarship program. We must grow on an annual basis to maintain scholarship equivalency. Growth in recruiting and scholarships will allow us to meet the challenge of competing in the strongest conference at the NCAA II level, the MIAA.

Updating athletic facilities is also cruicial to FHSU athletic success and pride. Difference Makers annually have helped fund facility upgrades.

To learn more or to make a contribution, contact:

Jared Schiel
Director of Development- Athletics
FHSU Foundation
785.628.5755
jschiel@fhsu.edu