Bulldog Club

Champions Begin with Scholarships

Each year over 500 student athletes compete in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics at Gardner-Webb University. The annual financial support of University alumni and friends to the athletic program provides the foundation for excellence in the classroom and on the playing field.

The Gardner-Webb University Bulldog Club serves as the fundraising arm for the Department of Athletics and plays an important role in funding scholarships for the University’s 22 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports.

In addition to the Bulldog Club, the My Team program serves an important role in supporting the Gardner-Webb athletic program.

Joining the Bulldog Club is Easy!

All Runnin’ Bulldog fans and athletics supporters are invited to join!

Your generosity will empower hundreds of Gardner-Webb student-athletes to achieve their academic, athletic and spiritual goals. Championships begin with scholarships, and through your Bulldog Club Membership student-athletes are transformed into champions, on and off the field.

General Membership

As a Bulldog Club Member, you’ll get exclusive benefits like hospitality meal access, season ticket packages, GWU apparel, priority seating,  opens in a new windowreserved parkingopens PDF file , weekly and quarterly newsletters and a 15% discount from the GWU Campus Shop.

Lifetime Membership

A Bulldog Club Lifetime Member Endowed Scholarship Fund is a named scholarship established to provide financial assistance to full-time Gardner-Webb University student-athletes. The scholarship expresses the commitment of the donor to support students who wish to pursue higher education and Division I athletics but require financial assistance to do so. A Bulldog Club Lifetime Member Endowed Scholarship will be considered endowed at $25,000. At that point, the fund will begin providing a financial award to a deserving student-athlete.

My Team Membership

Have a favorite GWU team? Support it through the My Team program. Your gift will be designated to your team of choice, enhancing that program’s potential for athletic and academic excellence.

Those giving to My Team programs are eligible to receive numerous Bulldog Club benefits. Any My Team donation over $500.00 receives a Bulldog Club Polo.

General Membership and My Team memberships are active for 12 months following the date of the gift.

Bulldog Club Annual Event

Bulldog Bash

Sponsored by the Bulldog Club and Gardner-Webb University Athletics, the 2020 Bulldog Bash student-athlete fundraiser brought in over $53,000 , exceeding 2019’s total by $25,000.

This year’s fundraising auction drew the support of 268 bidders through email and social media channels. They bid on more than 270 items, from sports equipment and memorabilia to travel packages to GWU away games and coaching sessions.

Contact Us

For more information on the Bulldog Club or My Team, and to apply for membership view the  opens in a new windowbrochureopens PDF file  or contact us at (704) 406-4630 or [email protected]create new email.

Membership forms may be mailed to the following address:

Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7311
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

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