1 Pride Club
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Members of the 1 Pride Club--Greensboro College's athletic booster club--provide support and encouragement for the Pride's intercollegiate NCAA Division III (athletic scholarships are not permitted) athletics program.
Founded in 1972 by Fred I. Joseph, and Michael B. Fleming, as the "Hornets Nest," and changed to the Circle of Pride, the 1 Pride club has sustained a growing and extraordinary athletic program over many years by providing funding, in kind donations, and facility improvements for the student-athletes. The 1 Pride Club moniker was launched in November of 2010.
The College's athletic program has grown from four men's teams in 1966, to 18 men's and women's intercollegiate teams today. Additionally, Pride athletics supports cheerleading, and a certified athletic training program. Approximately, one third of all students enrolled at the college participate on one or more of the teams. While competing throughout their season, our student-athletes also give significant time each year to community outreach. In addition, GC student-athletes display excellence in the classroom as demonstrated by the large number who qualified for the USA South Conference Honor Roll Team by earning at least a 3.0 GPA.
Donations to the 1 Pride Club fund a variety of items that are not covered by normal operating budgets, such as team awards, and participation awards for our 370 + student-athletes, athletic trainers and cheerleaders. The 1 Pride Club supports Hall of Fame expenses, all publications, and mailing expenses for athletic communications, extraordinary travel expenses for teams that play in out-of-region venues, and a variety of special needs that come up throughout the year. The 1 Pride Club also helps organize the annual Jim Locke Amateur Golf Tournament, a fun-filled day of golf and camaraderie.
By supporting the 1 Pride Club with your tax deductible membership, and/or gifts, you join a growing number of individuals and business partners who recognize the importance and value of NCAA Division III non-scholarship college student-athletics. Your donation will directly impact the student -athletes!