Annual donations to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation surpassed $1 million for the fourth consecutive year, executive director Mike Hummer has reported. The 49er Club raised a record $1.2 million in 2007-08 school year, surpassing last year's total of $1.138 million.
Donations come through four main fundraisers:The Annual Giving Campaign, the Great Gold Rush Auction, the 49er Club Golf Outing and the "Let Me Play" luncheon.
"We have an outstanding core of 49er Club members who help us to grow year in and year out," Hummer said.
Charlotte won six Atlantic 10 championships during 2007-08 and had three teams - golf, women's soccer and baseball -- advance to NCAA Tournament competition. The 49ers also had three student-athletes named ESPN The Magazine Academic all-America and five named A-10 Scholar Athletes of the Year in their respective sports.