BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College has launched Campaign 190 to increase membership in the Tornado Athletic Club, a booster club to help support King Athletics. The Campaign 190 will commemorate the 190 student-athletes that helped King lead in Presidential Honor Roll honorees last spring while supporting King’s 25 varsity athletic programs.
Campaign 190 is an intentional effort to increase membership in the Tornado Athletic Club to 190 new supporters during the 2012-13 academic year. Supporters who generously give a gift of any amount will be counted toward the total number of members.
In addition to supporting King’s 25 varsity athletic programs by donating to the Tornado Athletic Club, supporters will also be contributing to King student-athletes’ community service hours pledged toward the campaign. For every $250 of cumulative gifts received for the Tornado Athletic Club, King student-athletes will give back 2.5 hours of volunteer time to a worthy charity in the Bristol community, adding to their current ongoing volunteer work.
Funds generated through the Tornado Athletic Club provide resources for all athletic teams in the form of travel expenses, equipment upgrades or replacements, facility improvements, and tournament expenses.
If you would like to contribute to the Tornado Athletic Club, visit www.KingTornado.com or click here for more information about the Tornado Athletic Club. No gift is too small and every donation helps provide for King and the Bristol community in the form of student-athletes’ community service.
The Tornado Athletic Club was created in January 2012 and has seen 249 unique donations made to the program’s general fund or any of the teams its supports. Over $3,000 was raised in unrestricted gifts in its inaugural year.
Last year, Tornado Athletics featured a Conference Carolinas regular season (Men’s Basketball) and tournament championship (Softball) in addition to multiple individual champions in King Track & Field. King featured 77 student-athletes named to Academic All-Conference teams, sported the most honorees in the Fall and Spring Presidential Honor Rolls, and broke 24 school records among its programs. Men’s and Women’s Wrestling housed a total of 15 All-Americans, two national champions, and two runners-up while the Lady Tornado grapplers finished National Runner-Up at the 2012 WCWA National Championships, hosted by King.