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The BEACON ATHLETIC FUND has been established to provide annual financial support to UMASS Boston Athletics including all 18 men’s and women’s varsity sports, Recreation, Community Outreach, Special Programs and Projects.  Central to our efforts on behalf of the UMASS Boston Athletics is the underlying philosophy that athletics is a critical part of the overall educational and University experience for student athletes as well as the entire UMASS Boston community.

The BEACON ATHLETIC FUND believes that education and athletics can help our student athletes achieve their highest goals.   UMASS Boston competes in the NCAA Division III, as a member of the Little East Conference (LEC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).  Division III programs do not award athletic scholarships, instead focusing on offering competitive opportunities that develop the student and the athlete.  As an outgrowth of that philosophy, UMASS Boston has a long history of fielding winning teams comprised of students equally successful in the classroom and in the competitive arena of choice.

Supporting the BEACON ATHLETIC FUND not only enables student-athletes and many others to pursue their love of sports but also to earn a college degree.  Support for the Beacon Athletic Fund will concentrate on providing increased support for unrestricted gifts to a general fund but will also provide giving opportunities for restricted gifts directed towards all of our athletic programs.  By increasing annual unrestricted support, we are able to purchase new equipment, address specific program needs and travel expenses for UMASS Boston Athletics.  In making a gift to the Beacon Athletic Fund, you can support all varsity programs or you can specify/designate your gift to a specific team.