Temple Athletics Launches The 9

Temple Athletics Launches The 9

PHILADELPHIA – All fans want to feel like they are a real part of their team. Now, with a unique new program, a select few supporters of Temple Football have an opportunity to get closer to their Owls.

The 9 is a new program that allows Temple University fans to support Temple Athletics and Temple Football while having the experience of interacting with the nine toughest Owl football players. For a $50,000 tax-deductible annual commitment, Temple fans are able to sponsor one of these nine numbers which are considered to be the highest honor an Owl can earn.

“This program is made for the ‘Best of the Best’ of Temple Owl fans,” said Temple University Deputy Director of Athletics Craig Angelos. “As our single digit numbers are earned and limited to our top players, this is limited to our top supporters. It is an exclusive club and these nine members will feel special in so many ways.”

Besides the impactful support this donation will provide to Temple University student-athletes, The 9 will be provided several exclusive benefits including:

· Interaction with your assigned student-athlete throughout the year

· Custom jersey with your name and the assigned number

· Tickets for you and a guest to travel on the team plane to one mutually agreed upon Football away contest

The monies raised by The 9 will benefit Temple student-athletes in the following ways.

· Academic resources

· Career services and programing

· Student-athlete nutrition

· Greater access to mental health services

· Enhanced training and strength and conditioning facilities

· Recruiting resources

· Facility enhancements

Hall of Fame Level Owl Club donors, Drew and Rachel Katz, Pat and Linda Marion, and Mitchell and Debra Sonkin, have already joined The 9 and been assigned the numbers 1 thru 3, respectively. The remaining numbers will be assigned at an event prior to the start of the Temple Football season.

To find out more about The 9, contact Owl Club at 215-204-CLUB or owlclub@temple.edu.