ON YOUR MARK. GET SET. GO MAKE HISTORY!
At GW, we believe a world-class university deserves a world-class athletics program. Our goal is to build champions in the classroom, in the community, and in competition.
With 27 varsity programs and more than 30 club and intramural offerings, we engage our students, our campus community, our alumni, and our fans through the spirit of healthy living and competition. With your help, we can take GW Athletics to new heights.
To learn more:
- Download the Buff & Blue Fund campaign brochure [PDF].
- View examples of the way your philanthropy to GW Athletics can deliver immediate results.
Chidima Osuchukwu - Vollyball
Chidima Osuchukwu, '17 - Vollyball
"My teammates and I are incredibly grateful to have a brand new locker room! Being able to have a place of our own...has really helped our team chemistry and added to our competitiveness on the court."
Devin Hisarli - Men's Rowing
Devin Hisarli, '17 - Men's Rowing
"I have had the opportunity to teach HIV/AIDS prevention methods at local schools as part of The Grassroot Project. The ability to bounce back from tough situations is an essential skill."
Cami Drouin-Allaire - Women's Gymnastics
Cami Drouin-Allaire, '18 - Women's Gymnastics
"Being a student-athlete is a gift that I take pride in every day. The support that my team and I receive from GW Athletics has allowed us to compete to the best of our ability. "
Jonny Forrest - Men's Soccer
Jonny Forrest, '16 - Men's Soccer
"While leaving my hometown of North Shields, England, was a tough decision...GW offers a world-class education and opportunity to compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics."
Alana Anderson - Softball
Alana Anderson, '18 - Softball
"Leaving [Puerto Penasco, Mexico, helping to run a Vacation Bible School program] was very emotional. This trip was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had."
Boost Resources for Our Athletes
The Buff & Blue Fund provides all GW student-athletes with uniforms, up-to-date training facilities and equipment, team travel, meals, the finest coaches, recruiting support, academic support programs, and other essentials for maintaining the quality of every GW team and sport. Additional resources will support sport-specific training, nutritional options, and safer and more efficient transportation to competitions.
Take Facilities to the Next Level
Recent renovations made to the Barcroft Baseball Park, Mount Vernon Athletics Complex, and the Charles E. Smith Center were made possible, in part, by philanthropy. Our fields and courts are used regularly by intercollegiate teams, club sports, intramural teams, and recreational groups. These facilities need frequent upgrades to match the level of competitions that they host.
Athletics Slider: Men's Tennis
This year, GW men's tennis became back-to-back A-10 champions, garnering their fourth A-10 title in five years and earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Slider: Buff & Blue Fund Challenge Raises $80,000
Accepting the Buff & Blue Challenge from Gil Cisneros, BA '94, volleyball and softball teams stepped up with 100% participation.
Athletics Slider: Well-Round Student Athletes
It’s often difficult for athletes to study abroad. Through philanthropic support, teams can travel and experience other cultures and countries, creating well-rounded student-athletes who are engaged as leaders.
Athletics Slider: Women's Squash
Our women's squash team won its first Kurtz Cup Championship at the College Squash Association Team Nationals, finishing 2014 ranked No. 9 in the country — the highest in program history.