FROM THE DESK OF LARRY LYONS
Thank you for your interest in supporting Illinois State Athletics and Redbird student-athletes. Annual contributions and generous gifts to the Illinois State Athletic Department make it possible for our student-athletes to achieve success in the classroom, in competition, and make a difference in the community. Whether we are talking about teams breaking GPA records, student-athletes participating in over 1,800 hours of community service, or competing for the MVC All-Sports Trophy, it is a great time to be a Redbird.
The success of our department, of our coaches, and of our student-athletes has been achieved in large part due to the continued generosity of annual donors, season ticket holders, alumni, friends, and members of the Redbird community who annually support Illinois State Athletics. The changing landscape in college athletics makes managing our self-sustaining, 19-sport program a challenging task. Our student-athletes are supported more than ever before thanks to advancements within our department in sports nutrition, academic and life skills assistance, and student-athlete development. To aid in this increased support for our student-athletes, we are calling on more Redbirds than ever before to step up, make a gift, and join the other 1,450 members of the WSF in making a difference in the lives of our student-athletes.
As you review this membership guide and consider making an annual gift to the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund, please know that your support and generosity are truly appreciated at ISU. You are a huge part of the success we have here as a department, but more importantly, you are a huge part of the journey our student-athletes take as Redbirds. We are thrilled to have you as a member of the Redbird family.
As always, we thank you for your support of the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund and for supporting our outstanding student-athletes. We look forward to continuing to work for you and make you proud to back the ‘Birds.
Director of Athletics