Why Join?

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 02, 2016

Every donor makes a difference. Your contribution, no matter the size, has a direct impact on the lives of OU's student-athletes.
The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department is entirely self-supporting and receives no state funds, university subsidies or student fees. This reality creates a significant need for private contributions. Our reliance on private support increases each year as the cost of education and the resources necessary to maintain a quality athletics program continue to escalate.
The Athletics Department is responsible for the educational expenses (tuition, fees, room, board, books) for over 600 student-athletes who receive scholarships to attend OU and represent the university in intercollegiate competition.
The Sooner Club, as the principal fund-raising arm of OU Athletics, provides a way for individuals to help these talented young people receive a quality education from The University of Oklahoma while ensuring OU's tradition of excellence continues to grow. Its members are friends, alumni, and advocates of the university who recognize the value of the intercollegiate athletic experience and enthusiastically participate in a variety of ways.
The Sooner Club is the cornerstone of OU Athletics, and the continued support of its members is essential to the ongoing success of our student-athletes.



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