the fundraising arm for UCF Athletics secured a record $43.8 million in pledges
ORLANDO, FL – UCF Athletics recently completed another record year of fundraising and revenue generation for fiscal year 2022 which ended June 30, 2022.
The ChargeOn Fund, the fundraising arm for UCF Athletics, secured a record $43.8 million commitment and received $20.2 million in cash.
The fiscal year featured a record number of ChargeOn Fund donors at 11,804.
The Shareholders Society, the primary donation recognition program for UCF Athletics, grew 51% (donors with a commitment of $25,000 or more over up to five years).
■ UCF Athletics secured a 10-year, $19.5 million FBC mortgage stadium naming rights deal that begins with the 2022 season.
■ UCF Athletics doubled the number of its corporate partners compared to the previous year.
■ UCF signed a $125 million media rights deal with Playfly Sports.
■ UCF had a record year in licensing revenue.
Meanwhile, fewer than 900 football season tickets remain for the Knights’ 2022 season, representing the most season tickets sold in UCF history.
“As the Knights enter their final season in a very competitive AAC (American Athletic Conference), our goal is to continue winning conference championships as we transition to the Big 12,” said Terry Mohajir, vice -president of UCF and director of athletics.
“Our annual goal is to provide our student-athletes and coaches with the resources they need to compete and win championships. The research we conducted for the Mission XII project has provided us with additional benchmarks as we anticipate the move to the Big 12.
“We have plans to upgrade facilities and other areas for virtually all of our programs, so identifying resources is more important than ever.
“Knight Nation has been an incredible partner in this endeavor, and we look forward to walking hand-in-hand with all of our UCF fans as we move forward.
“Additionally, we have now sold enough football season tickets for 2022 to make it the largest season ticket base in UCF history.”
On pitches and courts, UCF teams in 2021-22 have demanded:
■ American Athletic Conference titles in volleyball, women’s basketball (regular season and tournament), softball (regular season and tournament), and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field
■ NCAA championship appearances in volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, softball (and individual in women’s indoor and outdoor track and field), as well as a win in soccer
■ An NCAA Super Regional softball appearance in 2022 (after a No. 16 national seed and Orlando Area title) and NCAA first-round wins in women’s basketball and women’s tennis
■ First-team All-America honors for Rayniah Jones in the 2022 NCAA 60-meter hurdles indoors and the 4×100 outdoor relay (joining Ciara Holback, Beyonce Defreitas and Asia Wilson).
She won three events at the 2022 AAC Indoor Track and Field Championships and was named the competition’s top performer. Jada Cody in softball also earned first-team recognition in 2022.
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