Blitz Drive expects to near $65K

Juliana Barragan, a 2018 Cowley College graduate and housekeeping supervisor at Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn, poses with Cowley athletic director Shane Larson. Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn in Arkansas City became the newest Orange and Black Club member.

Cowley College coaches, employees and members of the community took to the streets Wednesday for the school’s annual Blitz Drive and eclipsed $42,000 in pledges, with additional funds still trickling in.

The athletic department plans to reach out in the next few weeks to individuals they were unable to connect with on Wednesday. Following those connections, the final dollar amount raised projects to be close to $65,000.

“On behalf of the athletic departments, coaches and staff, we want to sincerely thank our boosters and fans for another outstanding Blitz Drive campaign,” Cowley athletic director Shane Larson said. “Cowley athletics continues to be one of the top two-year athletic programs in the nation and that would not be possible without the incredible support of our community and alumni.”

Following the Blitz Drive, Larson thanked the supporters of the Tiger Booster Club during a reception Wednesday night in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. Coaches from the fall sports programs addressed the crowd.

The Tiger Skins/Brian Groves Memorial Golf Tournament preceded the Blitz Drive.

During the past year, athletic teams combined for 10 national tournament appearances. In addition, several athletes were named to the 2017-18 All-American and Academic All-American teams.

The Tiger Booster Club has six levels of membership that range from $120 to $2,500. TBC members are admitted free to all Cowley sporting events. Orange and Black Club ($1,000) members and Super Boosters ($2,500) will have an opportunity to display their business logo on Cowley’s athletic website. Additional advertising opportunities are also available on the website.

Anyone interested in becoming a Tiger Booster Club member can contact the Cowley Athletic Department at (620) 441-5268.

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