“I owe Washington College more than Washington College owes me.”
– Ed Athey ’47, upon his retirement as director of Athletics in 1987
If one thing distinguishes Washington College Athletics, it’s that we are family. Not just because all of our student-athletes, coaches, and fans support each other -- across all sports -- but because team members take that support with them after graduating, knowing they’ll always have mentors, memories, and a welcoming home in Chestertown.
The Athey Athletics Fund has always represented this connection, and now it is your primary way to support any varsity team at Washington College. Your contribution to the Athey Athletics Fund ensures that all student-athletes, including those competing in your favorite sports, gain an advantage that inspires performance across the board.
Ed Athey embodied this ideal, championing team unity and lifelong bonds during more than 40 years as director of Athletics, varsity coach, and faculty member. That’s why, as of July 1, 2018, all contributors to the Athey Athletics Fund will automatically become members of the new Athey Athletics Club, with special recognition and rewards.
We believe, as Coach Athey did, that a rising tide lifts all boats. When one sport gains momentum, all benefit from the shared celebration and boost to reputation. Please give to the Athey Athletics Club today and watch Goose Nation rise.
*Please note that any gifts designated for individual sports will be directed into the Athey Athletics Fund and, with input from the head coaches of all teams, applied where they are most urgently needed.
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