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Pitt State Athletic Fund

The Silverback Fund

Silverback Fund component of the Pitt State Athletics Fund generates annual financial support for all Pittsburg State University student-athletes with a responsibility to facilitate, promote, and enhance academic and athletic experiences. The Silverback Fund, formerly known as the Athletics Annual Fund, is an unique opportunity for Pittsburg State alumni, friends and fans to make a direct and meaningful impact on the academic achievement of our student-athletes. Show your Pittsburg State pride by lifting the burden of academic costs for these outstanding Gorillas and helping them achieve success on the field and in the community.

Annual contributions help provide necessary resources to recruit and retain quality student-athletes in order to maintain the high level of excellence expected in all 12 sports. 

Private Contributions are Vital

No tax dollars are spent on intercollegiate athletics scholarships in the state of Kansas. Therefore, private funding is crucial in maintaining the level of success that Pittsburg State’s athletics programs have enjoyed over the years. The private contributions are vital in preparing Pittsburg State's young men and women to win in the classroom and on the field of competition.

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For more information about contributing to the Silverback Fund (or the overall Pitt State Athletic Fund) please contact Athletics at (620) 235-4646.

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Ways to give


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund component of the Pitt State Athletic Fund generates financial support for all Pittsburg State University student-athletes



Gift-in-kind goods and services may be donated "same as cash" in place of a cash sponsorship.


Community Partners and Sponsorships

Our advertisers and corporate sponsors are a large part of the effort needed to make our programs at Pittsburg State great


Gorilla Gala

The Gorilla Gala serves as the primary annual fundraising event for Pittsburg State University Athletics


Athletic Season Tickets

Season tickets are the best way to ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of Gorilla sporting event