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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, includes three components: Silverback Scholarship Fund, Football & Basketball Season Ticket Donations, and Sport-Specific Donations.

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. Gifts to the Silverback Fund are used primarily for student scholarships, but also for other expenses such as student employment, recruitment, team travel, and equipment.. 

The Silverback Fund includes three components:

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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Pitt State Football

A minimum donation to the Annual Fund is required of all football season ticket holders.

For Pitt State Football, Club Seating requires a minimum donation of $500. Gorilla Seating requires a minimum donation of $200. Season ticket holders who contribute $600 receive a Gold Parking Pass which provides access to reserved parking near the stadium on both the east and west sides.


Pitt State Basketball

There is currently no minimum Annual Fund donation required to purchase basketball season tickets in an effort to attract new and additional season ticket holders. However, additional donations when purchasing season tickets are appreciated and are placed in the Annual Fund.


For more information about contributing to the Annual Fund (or the overall Pitt State Athletic Fund) please contact Marissa Poppe at (620) 235-4148.

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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