of the Golden Hurricane Club
The Golden Hurricane Club, as the primary game travel, academic support, enrichment
fundraising arm of TU Athletics, works to pro- activities, insurance, and much more.
vide every TU student-athlete the opportunity
to realize a world-class athletic and academic The University of Tulsa is committed to the con-
experience. This endeavor creates a significant tinued development of a broad-based athletics
need for private contributions. program – and that dedication is the founda-
tion of the Golden Hurricane Club’s efforts. Its
As the cost of intercollegiate athletics continues members are friends, alumni and advocates of
to rise, the resources necessary to maintain a the university who recognize the value of the
quality athletics program continue to escalate as intercollegiate athletic experience and enthu-
well. For example, during the 2006-2007 aca- siastically participate in a variety of ways. As
demic year, nearly $10 million of the TU Athletic a member of the Golden Hurricane Club, your
Department’s $18 million operating budget was generosity is an investment in the lives of the
designated in support of the student-athlete young men and women who represent TU with
experience. This includes equipment, uniforms, talent, determination and pride.
Athletic Department Mission: Golden Hurricane Club Mission:
Enhance the educational experience of all The Golden Hurricane Club is an asso-
University of Tulsa students. ciation of fans of The University of Tulsa who
promote and support intercollegiate athletics
through participation at games, events and
in fundraising activities in order to strengthen
athletic department programs and achieve
excellence in all sports.
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Tax Deduction: All gifts to the Golden
Reserved Parking Space: Eligible mem-
Hurricane Club are tax deductible as allowed by
bers of the Golden Hurricane Club (Gold and Plati-
federal income tax law minus the value of benefits
num Cane) will have a designated reserved parking
received. The IRS allows an 80 percent charitable
space that will be identified with the donor’s name.
deduction for a contribution to an educational
institution where, as a result of such contribution,
the donor receives preferred seating rights for an
Pre-game Meal Credits: Eligible members
of the Golden Hurricane Club (Booster Level and
athletic event. Donors should consult their tax
above) receive pre-game meal credits that can
be utilized at any of the tailgates/pre-game meals
before home football and basketball games. Ad-
Listing in University Publications: All ditional information regarding this benefit can be
Golden Hurricane Club members are recognized
found on page 6 of this membership guide.
by their giving level in the football game-day pro-
gram provided the contribution is received prior to
August 8, 2008.
Tickets: Golden Hurricane Club members at
the Director’s Club level and higher are eligible to
Member Decal: All Golden Hurricane Club
receive complimentary season tickets to football,
members receive a window decal to display. For
men’s basketball and/or women’s basketball. For
additional decals, please contact the Golden Hur-
details, please see the “Benefits Structure” on page
ricane Club office at (918) 631-2342.
7 of this membership guide. For tax purposes, the
face value of the ticket will be deducted from your
Olympic Sports Family Pass: All Golden
Hurricane Club members receive an Olympic
Sports Family Pass which allows two (2) adults
and two (2) youth complimentary general admis-
Apparel: Golden Hurricane Club members con-
tributing at the Silver Cane level or above may re-
sion to all regular season home games for Soccer,
quest two (2) Golden Hurricane Club apparel items.
Volleyball, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field.
Request forms can be found in your benefits mailing
packet or you can call the Golden Hurricane Club
Priority Points: All Golden Hurricane Club
office. Apparel items will be determined by Athletic
members will receive priority points for their
Department and Golden Hurricane Club staff.
contributions. A more detailed explanation of the
Priority Points System can be found on page 9 of
this membership guide.
Media Guides: Golden Hurricane Club
members contributing at the Silver Cane level or
above may request a media guide for football and
Monthly Newsletter and E-mail basketball. To request a media guide, please call
Updates: All Golden Hurricane Club members the Golden Hurricane Club office (918) 631-2342.
will receive The Hurricane Report. This monthly
newsletter contains information regarding TU Ath-
letic events, scores and highlights, profiles on cur-
Team Travel: Golden Hurricane Club members
contributing at the Gold Cane level or above are
rent TU student-athletes and coaches, information
eligible to travel with the football travel party to one
on your Golden Hurricane Club membership and
away game per season. Golden Hurricane Club
much more! To receive this benefit, please make
members contributing at the Platinum Cane level
sure the Golden Hurricane Club office has your
are eligible to travel with the men’s basketball travel
current e-mail address.
party to one away game per season. Each is based
upon availability. For more information, please call
Parking Pass: Eligible members of the
the Golden Hurricane Club office.
Golden Hurricane Club (Booster Level and above)
will receive a parking pass that can be utilized
throughout the membership year (August – April)
for all home football and basketball games. A de-
tailed map with parking lot locations can be found
on page 8 of this membership guide.
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Prior to each home football game, Golden Hurricane Club members are invited to attend
the TU Touchdown Tailgate. Join other Club members for food, fun and entertainment.
The TU Touchdown Tailgate is located on the east side of Chapman Commons and opens
two hours prior to kick-off and closes 30 minutes prior to kick-off.
• Reservations must be made in advance in order to attend any of the Golden Hurricane
Club Touchdown Tailgates.
• Deadline for reservations is 12 noon three business days prior to the tailgate.
• To make reservations, please call (918) 631-GOLD (4653) and follow the voice mail
Golden Hurricane Club 2008-2009 Beneﬁts Structure
• Your reservation deducts the meal credit from your account regardless of your actual
• Once all meal credits are depleted, additional meals can be reserved at a cost of $12 per
*Information regarding Pre-game meals for basketball will be mailed in October.
TU vs. New Mexico
• BBQ Brisket; Bologna and Sausage; Potato
Salad; Baked Beans; and
Assorted Cobbler. Lemonade, Iced Tea and
TU vs. Central Arkansas
• Chicken Wings with Teriyaki, Honey BBQ and
Red Hot Sauce Options; Celery Sticks & Car-
rots with Ranch and Bleu Cheese Dressings;
Loaded Baked Potato Bar; and Rice Krispie
Treats. Lemonade, Iced Tea and Water.
TU vs. Rice (HOMECOMING)
• The Golden Hurricane Club will partner with
the Alumni Association.
BBQ Chicken Breast Sandwiches; Chips; and
Gourmet Cookies. Lemonade, Iced Tea and
TU vs. UTEP
• Beef Enchiladas, Chicken Fajitas, Spanish
Rice, Ranch Style Pinto Beans, Chips, Salsa,
and Queso and Apple Crispitos. Lemonade,
Iced Tea and Water.
TU vs. UCF
• Hamburgers; Chicken Sandwiches; Veg-
etable Pasta Salad; Chips; and Cookies.
Lemonade, Iced Tea and Water.
TU vs. Tulane
• Beef Chili; White Chicken Chili; Fritos and
Crackers; Corn Bread; Fruit Salad; and Hello
Dollies. Lemonade, Iced Tea and Water
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Golden Hurricane Club 2008-2009 Beneﬁts Structure
Member Booster Coach’s Director’s Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Club Club Cane Cane Cane Cane
Amount $50-$99 $100-$199 $200-$999 $1,000-$2,999 $3,000-$5,999 $6,000–12,499 $12,500-$19,999 $20,000
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Listing in University Publications
GHC Member Decal
Olympic Sports Family Pass
Parking Pass Red Lot Green Lot Blue Lot Gold Lot Gold Lot (2) Gold Lot (1)
Platinum Lot/ Platinum Lot/
Reserved Parking Space Reserved Space (1) Reserved Space (2)
Pre-game meal Credits 2 4 21 42 84 108 132
Women’s Basketball Season Tickets 2 2 4 4 4
Men’s Basketball Season Tickets 2 4 4 4
Football Season Tickets 2 4 8 12
Football and Basketball Media Guides
Football Team Travel**
Men’s Basketball Team Travel**
**Based upon availability
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Golden Hurricane Club Parking Map
Red Lot Red Lot Red Lot
Lot Blue Lot
Commons Gold Lot
E. 13TH STREET
*Information regarding parking for
Handicapped Parking basketball will be mailed in October.
There are also designated handicapped spaces in every
GHC parking lot.
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The Priority Point System will be fol- Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s
lowed to allocate all seats for men’s bas- Basketball.
ketball in the Reynolds Center every four Five (5) bonus points are awarded for the
years. Seating will be allocated according above sports if season tickets are purchased
to priority point levels for each individual for five (5) consecutive years.
season ticket holder account. Priority points
will be awarded for two categories – fixed These points accumulate and are never lost.
points and cumulative points. Fixed points Points begin accumulating with the following
are awarded one time only and will always seasons:
appear on the point total. Cumulative points Football 1992
increase with every year of activity, but some Men’s Basketball 1991-92
cumulative points may be lost. Below are Women’s Basketball 1996-97
the factors included in each category:
4. Athletic Building and Projects Donations:
Fixed Points One (1) point will be earned per $1,000 do-
1. Lifetime Giving: Points are awarded based nated toward athletic buildings and projects.
on the total amount of giving to The Univer-
sity of Tulsa through May 31, 1997. Points are received for monetary giving to
buildings funds for athletic facilities and fund
2. University Alumni: Five (5) points are drives for athletic projects.
awarded to alumni of The University of Tulsa.
5. University Giving: Points received for a
3. University Lettermen: Ten (10) points are gift to the University are equivalent to one (1)
awarded to lettermen of The University of point for every $4,000 received.
Points are awarded, beginning June 1,
Cumulative Points 2003, for non-athletic monetary gifts to The
1. Golden Hurricane Club Giving: One (1) University of Tulsa.
point per $100 is awarded for Golden Hur-
ricane Club donations. All points accumulate 6. Restricted Athletic Gifts: Points received
and are never lost. for a restricted athletic gift are one (1) point
per $200 received.
2. Golden Hurricane Club Continuous
Membership: Two (2) points are awarded for Points are awarded for restricted monetary
every continuous year of membership in the gifts to specific sports.
Golden Hurricane Club beginning January 1,
1992. These points are lost if membership is Priority Point Updates
not renewed. Priority points are updated with the receipt
of annual pledges or when changes occur in
3. Season Tickets: Two (2) points are your athletic donations. Priority points will be
earned for every year as a season ticket re-calculated for every event which requires
holder in each of the following sports: the use of the Priority Point System.
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H. A. Chapman Stadium
109 110 111 112 113
S e ctio n s
S tud e nt
V is ito r s
• Capacity - 30,000
• Skelly Field opened on October 4, 1930
• Stadium Renovation: Summer 2008
• Home Record: 295-135-14
Donald W. Reynolds Center
217 117 118 101 202
216 116 103 203
215 115 104 204
214 114 105 205
213 113 106 206
212 107 207
111 110 109 108
• Capacity - 8,355
• Reynolds Center Opened in
• Designed by HOK Sports Facilities
• Home Record: Men 120-36 (.769)
Women 95-69 (.577)
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