Salve Regina college students, college, workers, alumni, household and pals got here collectively for student-athletes this fall in the course of the Seahawks Take Flight 2022 marketing campaign, which occurred in the course of the month of October. This fundraising marketing campaign raised $118,250, with a complete of 785 donations, 5 problem items and 155 volunteers. With document setting statistics, Salve Regina College Athletics will probably be in a terrific place shifting ahead—and several other coaches have tales to share about how this marketing campaign impacted their groups.
Preparation and development with baseball
“What’s nice about Seahawks Take Flight is seeing every staff compete towards each other to boost cash,” mentioned Eric Cirella ’05, head coach for baseball. “I used to be actually amazed at how nicely the groups did this 12 months. They do nicely yearly, however groups with smaller rosters had been in a position to actually stand out… which reveals management.”
Cirella identified that this 12 months, the marketing campaign carries somewhat extra weight as Salve Regina College Athletics strikes towards the transition into the New England Girls’s and Males’s Athletic Convention (NEWMAC). Funds raised will assist baseball, in addition to Salve Regina’s different 20 varsity sports activities, as they put together for brand new competitors
Baseball has massive tasks within the works to enhance their program. With most of those initiatives within the early phases, Cirella is aware of that success from Seahawks Take Flight can actually drive the end result.
“Each greenback was significant,” mentioned Cirella.
Enhancing student-athlete expertise in area hockey, lacrosse
The expertise of being a student-athlete is a key focus for Jennifer Foster, head coach of Salve Regina’s area hockey staff. Foster likes to make use of the marketing campaign funds to usher in visitor audio system, replace and enhance gear, and supply staff constructing.
“Above all, we simply need to have the ability to maintain including to the expertise for our gamers,” mentioned Foster.
Area hockey, like baseball, needs to pursue larger initiatives with the assistance of future fundraising and campaigning.
Patrick Cooney, head coach of the boys’s lacrosse staff, praises the convenience and success of on-line campaigning via Seahawks Take Flight. The power for student-athletes to share via social media and advocate for his or her groups makes it simple to unfold the phrase so far as doable.
“These on-line campaigns are a good way to incorporate all Seahawk lacrosse relations,” Cooney mentioned. “It is a means they’ll take part from afar and help those they love.”
Cooney plans to make use of the funds to offer premier gear and lacrosse sticks for his gamers.
Creating lasting recollections with ladies’s basketball
This winter, the ladies’s basketball staff will probably be touring to Las Vegas for a event. The funds from Seahwaks Take Flight will assist relieve a lot of the burden for journey bills.
“Girls’s basketball has had loads of success,” Cori Hughes, head coach for ladies’s basketball. “Even with the groups I’ve had which have gone to the NCAA event, the long-distance journeys are nonetheless essentially the most memorable experiences the alumni discuss, and it is vital to maintain offering that have for athletes.”
Touring offers groups the chance to play towards robust competitors other than what they usually see within the common season. They’ll enhance their sport whereas constructing lasting relationships via staff bonding as athletes journey and discover new locations collectively.
The significance of alumni help
Cirella, Cooney, Hughes and Foster all spoke to the significance of alumni help. Cirella is an alumnus himself with the category of 2005, and the staff is near his coronary heart de él as he took over the top teaching place from his father de él in 2013 after 14 seasons.
“The alumni have carried out all of it, they’ve left their blood sweat and tears on the sector, they usually give again due to how superb their expertise was,” Cirella famous. As a CCC champion in his senior season, he understands this firsthand.
Cooney speaks to the significance of lively alumni help for constructive staff tradition and success.
“I believe it is vital for all groups, not simply males’s lacrosse, to have alumni actively concerned,” Cooney mentioned. “The help from alumni bolsters the scholar expertise in addition to recruiting, whereas fostering a complete staff and household environment.”
The Salve Regina coaches all expressed gratitude for the help of alumni, college, workers, household and pals in the course of the Seahawks Take Flight.