While many swimming and diving programs around the country face major cutbacks, Loyola College has taken major steps forward in building a winning program capable of bringing home a MAAC Championship on both the men's and women's side. In the past 6 years, the college has built a new aquatic center, reallocated scholarship money, and hired the program's first full-time assistant coach. Meanwhile, schools such as Rutgers University have cut their programs completely.
While we are certainly in a different situation than many other Division I programs in the country, we still face budget constraints. Staying on top of the latest technology is essential for recruiting, as well as our goal of continuing to host our conference championships here at Loyola College.
I am writing today to introduce my goal of raising $20,000 for a new Relay Judging Platform from Colorado Time Systems. These devices, which are placed on top of starting blocks, provide reaction times for flat starts and automatically judges relay exchanges. These platforms are used throughout the country and at international meets, leaving us behind in continuing to try to attract elite athletes and host top meets.
I would like to raise needed funds in time to have the system in place by the time we host our conference championship, scheduled for February 8, 2007.
I am asking you for your support with this aggressive campaign. Please consider making a donation to support the team. Your donation will directly go towards the purchase of the Relay Judging Platforms.
Thanks in advance for your support on this important item. I have attached some material on the devices we intend to purchase. Please do not hesitant to call or email me with any questions.