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Bulldog Club

Champions Begin with Scholarships

We Love our Sports

Bulldog Club

Join today to support nearly 600 GWU student-athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics. Our competitors do not rest, and the Bulldog Club ensures our student-athletes have the scholarship support they need to raise the bar. Championships begin with scholarships, and through your Bulldog Club Membership student-athletes are transformed into champions, on and off the field.

“Wishful thinking won’t win those championships…membership and investment in the Bulldog Club will. For GWU to compete at the highest level across all of our NCAA Division I sports, we must elevate our expectations and increase our investments in student-athletes. That task begins today, and it begins with you.”

Dr. William Downs, President

Joining the Bulldog Club is Easy!

General Membership

As a Bulldog Club Member, you’ll be eligible for exclusive benefits like pre-game hospitality meal access, season ticket packages, GWU apparel, priority seating, and MORE! Most importantly, you will support GWU student athletes to achieve their academic, athletic, and spiritual goals.

Bulldog Club memberships are active from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

2022-2023 Membership Levels & Benefits

BENEFITS/MEMBERSHIP LEVELCOACHES CIRCLE
$5,000+
ALL-AMERICAN
$1,000
ALL-CONFERENCE
$500
CAPTAIN
$300
VARSITY
$100
STUDENT*
$20
PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT TO ALL 22 GWU SPORTS
BULLDOG CLUB CAR DECAL
EXCLUSIVE INVITATIONS TO AWAY GAMES AND POST SEASON EVENTS
BULLDOG CLUB NEWSLETTER
SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT25%25%25%15%15% 
ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE BULLDOG CLUB APPAREL 
PRE-GAME HOSPITALITY EVENTS6 Tickets4 Tickets2 Tickets2 Tickets$10/ea 
GWU CAMPUS SHOP DISCOUNT10%10%10%10%  
BULLDOG CLUB GIFT  
PARKING FOR FOOTBALLA LotB LotC Lot   
SEASON TICKETS SPORT OF CHOICE** 2    
BULLDOG BUNDLE PASS**2     
COACHES CIRCLE EVENTS (ATTEND SELECT PRACTICES AND FUNCTIONS)     
RIGHT TO PURCHASE BULLDOGS BUNDLE ($400)** 
FAIR MARKET VALUE OF BENEFITS$1,185$485$160$100$0$0
*Current GWU Students only
** Donor can choose two season ticket for Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, or Baseball.
Bulldog Bundle: Season tickets to all Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Baseball Home Games. Season Ticket Discount Benefit cannot be applied.

Each gift to the Bulldog Club may be eligible for a tax deduction. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 contained changes to Internal Revenue Code section 170(l) which impact gifts that benefit an institution of higher education. We encourage you to consult with your own tax advisors to determine how this legislation may impact the deductibility of your gifts. When making their gift, donors have the option to wave benefits associated with any membership level by notifying the Bulldog Club office. Changes in tax law do not change the importance of your gifts to GWU student-athletes. Thank you for all that you do!

My Team Program

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.

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NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Sports

594

Student Athletes

player in NCAA Basketball game
Women's Track and Field relay runner
Men's Soccer Player

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New Era! New Commitment!

Scholarships recruit champions. Scholarships retain champions. Scholarships build winning programs. It's time to deliver on elevated expectations.

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63

Student athletes on full athletic scholarships

334

Student athletes receiving partial athletic scholarships

197

Student athletes without athletic scholarship

Contact Us

For more information on the Bulldog Club or My Team, and to apply for membership contact us at [email protected].

Membership forms may be mailed to the following address:

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

Selected
To say I’m incredibly grateful would be an understatement. The past 3.5 years at Gardner-Webb as a student-athlete have been the most testing, yet fulfilling years that I have experienced. I have made lifelong friends and the knowledge and expertise that I have learned from my coaches I will carry for the rest of my life. Gardner-Webb has given me opportunities to grow spiritually, physically and emotionally. I cannot thank the University enough. I’m incredibly excited to see what the football team will do this year and for years to come. SkoDawgs!
— Brandon Leahey
Selected
The moment I stepped onto the Gardner-Webb campus, I immediately knew this was where God was calling me. I love playing volleyball, and when given the opportunity to play at the collegiate D1 level, I went for it. Not only has this community helped me further my education and let me play the game I love, but it has also helped me grow in my relationship with God. The people here are incredible, and the love and support we receive from all of our faculty, coaches, and students really does make Gardner-Webb feel like a home away from home.
— Abbey Sprinkle
Selected
It is hard to look back on my time and not smile at how unbelievably blessed I have been to be at Gardner-Webb. Since a child I always wanted to follow in the footsteps of my family members and play collegiate sports. Gardner-Webb gave me more than I could have asked for by not only fulfilling that dream, but also equipping me with knowledge in and out of the classroom that will surely pay dividends long after I graduate. The Lord has used this university to challenge me to be a better man, teammate, and friend and I am confident that much of who I am today can be credited to my time here! I can’t say thank you enough! SkoDawgs!
— Ben Schade
Selected
Five years as a student athlete teaches persistence, mental toughness, and endurance. However, it also teaches that behind every individual is a well-built support system. Between teammates, coaches, trainers, and staff I always knew there was someone in my corner. These are the influential relationships and lessons I will look back on with a smile. Making grueling practices, good days, and bad days better from words of encouragement or a simple smile. Gardner-Webb is a community in every aspect of itself and I could not be more blessed by the impact the Gardner-Webb family has made in my life.
— Kelsey Houser