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Canisius athletics announced on October 18 the launch of its “More Than A Game” fall fundraising campaign in an effort to support the college’s 20 varsity programs and the school’s 417 student-athletes.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Canisius Athletic Department has been challenged to find new ways to deliver on the promise of providing our student-athletes a quality educational and athletic experience.  At the same time, the costs to running a competitive NCAA Division I athletic program within the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) have increased dramatically, not only because of the pandemic but also due to rapidly rising operational expenses.

“For years, our program has relied on the generosity of alumni, family and friends to help provide the resources necessary to allow our student-athletes and coaches to perform at their highest level,” Canisius Director of Athletics Bill Maher said. “As we return to a sense of normalcy this year, we are still be challenged to heavily rely on our self-generated revenue, which includes support from the Blue & Gold Fund. We need our Golden Griffin family to support us in our quest to provide a quality Canisius athletic experience for our student-athletes, while also helping to position our programs for future success.”

Canisius athletics encourages you to make a gift to the “More Than A Game” campaign by CLICKING HERE.

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, assistant director, Annual Giving & Stewardship