Golden Hawk ClubWilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawk Athletics has a long tradition of excellence built on the contributions of many outstanding people. Over the past year, our focus has been to enhance athletics via three main objectives:
It is people (students, coaches, athletic staff, university administration, and alumni) who are essential to preserve and enhance the proud legacy.
Wilfrid Laurier University has dedicated itself to enhancing the Athletics and Recreation program. Over the past year the Golden Hawks have made significant improvements in a number of areas. From a completely reconditioned Athletic Complex to a renovation of the football locker room, it is clear that we are dedicated to giving our athletes the best possible surroundings.
To further the development of our athletic program, the University and student government agreed on a $3 million upgrade to our existing athletic facility. Half of the money required for the project will come from the University through the Operating Budget and the Millennium Projects fund-raising drive, while the other half will come from the current students. In addition, a $120,000 increase to the intercollegiate athletic budget is guaranteed until 2004 - 2005.
We are also focused on the developing relationships with all Golden Hawk athletic alumni. As a department we feel that these relationships will play an integral role in helping us achieve our long-term goals. The first step is the formation of the Golden Hawk Club, which will serve as Wilfrid Laurier University's official athletic alumni fund-raising club. The mission of the Golden Hawk Club is clear. It will serve as:
This goal will clearly be a challenge. It requires the best coaching,
recruiting, facilities, athletic therapy, and marketing of the program. As Golden Hawk
Alumni you will be directly contributing to the enrichment of the Golden Hawk athletic
program. The Golden Hawk Club will contribute to new initiatives that will move Golden
Hawk Athletics into the upper echelon of the CIS. Together we can make this goal a