The 2018 Hornet Club membership campaign is under way. Running from Jan. 30-April 30, the Hornet Club will look to engage new donors with Sacramento State Athletics.

This year, the Hornet Club has a goal of 500 new donors during the 12-week campaign. By achieving this goal, the Hornet Club would end the 2017-18 year with over 1,000 members. Those 500 new members will help us continue our quest to reach 1,200 members for the 2017-18 year.

“We want all our donors and supporters to know this is a very important time in our fiscal year and no gift amount is insignificant,” Associate Athletics Director of External Affairs Markus Jennings said. “The Hornet Club is the lifeblood of athletics fundraising, and we need to continue to grow each year.”

Members who join during the campaign will have four different opportunities to win exclusive Hornet Club experiences and prizes. Some of those include Hornet swag, round of golf with the Athletic Director and senior staff, hospitality experience (football, men’s basketball or baseball), and dinner with your favorite Sacramento State coach. New donors are eligible for prizes upon completion of their first gift (minimum $25) and will be included in all drawings after their first gift. Current Hornet Club members are also eligible for prizes by referring a new Hornet Club member provided that person lists them as a reference upon their donation.

Experience and prize drawings will take place on Tuesdays in March (March 6, March. 13, March 20, March 27).

Hornet Club Stinger Reps (volunteer group) play a critical role in the success of the annual campaign and we still need more volunteers to help us reach our goal. There are currently 10 Stinger Reps, tasked with recruiting 10 new Hornet Club members each year.

Prospective members can join by giving an unrestricted gift to the Hornet Club Annual Fund (link), contributing to an individual program (link), joining the Block S Letterwinners Club (link), or by participating in one of the ongoing crowd funding campaigns (link).

Follow the Hornet Club on Facebook, Twitter, and the main Campaign Page (donate now link) to track the campaigns progress, contribute, or see the prize drawing winners. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Hornet Club, please contact Markus Jennings at (916) 278-4271 or email to markus.jennings@csus.edu.