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Helping Our Student Athletes Achieve More 

The Cardinal Excellence Fund represents the annual fundraising effort in support of Saint Mary's University athletics. The name reflects the work Saint Mary’s does every day in developing our student-athletes on a personal, professional, and competitive level and providing them an incredible student-athlete experience both in the classroom and in competition.

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Why is the Cardinal Excellence Fund Important?

The Cardinal Excellence Fund is fundamental to providing an impactful experience for our student-athletes. As the philanthropic arm of the Saint Mary's sports program, it provides for valuable enhancements above what the program normally includes, such as:  

  • Enhanced equipment and apparel

  • State-of-the-art facilities and upgrades

  • Enhanced travel experiences for programs (tournaments, foreign travel)

Finally, the Cardinal Excellence Fund acts as a kind of safety net, because it can  provide immediate and flexible funds should unexpected costs arise. The more support available, the more of these opportunities we can partake in, and the more our student athletes benefit.

You have the option to support the athletics program as a whole, or direct your gift to a specific sport. However you choose to give, your gifts will continue to make a tremendous impact on our more than 350 student athletes by helping them achieve more, both athletically and academically.

Go Cardinals!

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