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Facing an ever-widening athletics budget deficit, Humboldt State University, in conjunction with community members and boosters, has launched a new pledge drive in hopes of generating financial support for the athletics program. In a press release sent out on Friday, the university stated, “The goal is to raise operating funds to keep the maximum number of opportunities available for student athletes.” Currently, the university hopes to gather $350,000 in pledges by Monday, Oct. 9, after which they will begin accepting cash donations. The fundraising campaign aims to raise $500,000 total from the community in order to “win a match from the University.” The press release also states that the “donations and campus matching total will go toward the Humboldt State Athletics Department’s overall operating budget, which will help ensure sustainability of its 12 NCAA Division II athletic programs.” –  Ryan Sparks, times-standard.comRead More

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