It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Dawg Pound. As Spring moves into the air, the calendar begins to fill up on what do to as an organization.
The big news for Dawg Pound does not come from an athletic standpoint, but actually from Student Senate. The organization was awarded funding, which can be used towards various aspects and items in order to enhance the fan experience at sporting events. This was an extremely important milestone for the organization, because of how far E-Boards the last three years have fought for funding. The fact that I was the standing President during this accomplishment is obviously rewarding, but once I found out about the funding I called and thanked the previous Dawg Pound President prior to getting to work on the use of funding. For me, I wanted to give respect for his work that he was able to accomplish. Without his help, the organization would never get to the point of funding from Student Senate.
With that said, it is time to get this funding to good use. With Spring events such as baseball, softball, and lacrosse all getting into their seasons, the Dawg Pound needs to utilize this opportunity. As of now, E-Board is targeting debuting t-shirts and promoting support for Friday and Saturday home games for these sports. The goal is to target the weekend games because they can be used as relaxers from a long school week. In terms of attendance, every Bulldog likes to get some sun in the outfield at the games. But with our new funding, hopefully they will be able to wear a new t-shirt by season’s end.
This Saturday was Acceptance Student’s Day on campus. As the second biggest recruiting opportunity on campus next to the organization fair, this day gives the Dawg Pound a chance to provide a positive perspective to the incoming freshman. Besides trying to draw interest for additional E-Board positions as well, explaining what the Dawg Pound is and getting people excited about it is always a rewarding feeling.
As the next couple of weeks become a busy stretch, it is an exciting one. The funding provides the organization with more room for creativity in providing extra excitement to the sporting events. Currently, the stock of the Dawg Pound is extremely high. Hopefully we are able to execute on this moment.