One of the many current initiatives of the Golden Hawk Club is the development of a high-end information website for Laurier’s Department of Athletics and Recreation. As of August first, the official launch date of the new site, Laurier will have one of the premier athletic websites in North America, and fans will have a place to keep up to date on all aspects of Golden Hawk athletics.
“The goal is to have the best website in Canadian university sport.” noted PETER BAXTER
, Laurier’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. “It will be an important part of the development of our program.”
Production of the site began on May 3, 1999. The $70,000 project is being led by Coordinator of Marketing and Promotions Roly Webster
, and will give Laurier athletics one of the premier communications pieces available.
The site willalso act as a recruiting tool for incoming and current students, and allow prospective athletes to communicate with coaches and become part of their recruiting database. The site will also offer information about the Golden Hawk program and facilitate a sense of community surrounding WLU athletics.
Former Golden Hawk athletes will also enjoy a photo gallery, feature stories on both former and current athletes, up-to-date information on all Golden Hawk athletes, and discussion lists on current Golden Hawk news. Alumni will also be able to sign up for Hawk Talk, a free weekly update on Laurier athletics. The site will act as a means of communication for former Hawks who may have lost contact with old teammates.