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Empower Howard Athletics: Your Support Counts

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

November 17, 2023

Dear Bison Express Supporter:

Thank you for your continued support of the Howard University Athletics through your Bison Express contributions. Howard University Athletics is thriving! This year, Howard Athletics accomplished the following:

• Captured the 2023 MEAC Talmadge Layman Hill Men’s All-Sports Award;

• Captured the 2023 MEAC Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All-Sports Award;

• Howard Men’s Basketball 2023 Shared MEAC Champion;

• Howard Football 2023 MEAC Co-Champions;

• Howard Women’s Volleyball 2023 Shared MEAC Champion;

• Howard Women’s Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, and Outdoor Track & Field 2023 MEAC Champions;

• Howard Men’s Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, and Outdoor Track & Field 2023 MEAC Runner-Up;

• Howard Women’s Basketball 2023 Shared MEAC Runner-Up Championship;

• Howard Swimming and Dive Team 2023 NEC Champions;

• Howard University Tennis program made an appearance at the third annual HBCU Live where the US Open recognized and celebrated the history, culture and impact of HBCUs on the big stage; • The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) revealed its 2023 Division I Men's & Women's Scholar-Athletes where Howard University had eight Bison recognized for their efforts off the court [maintaining a 3.5 or better grade point average (GPA) during the 2022-23 academic year];

• Women's team earned ITA All-Academic honors for accumulating a 3.2 or better team GPA during the 2022-23 academic year;

• The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) unveiled its Men's and Women's Tennis postseason honors where Howard University had a trio of Bison recognized for their outstanding performances during the 2023 spring season; and

• Howard University Women's Tennis team put on a dominant performance at the Hidden Dual Invitational, hosted by George Mason in Fairfax, Va. HU cruised in singles competition, winning all seven matches.

Bison Express serves as the fundraising organization for Howard Athletics helping to assist the department with funding the supplemental needs of our women and men student-athletes (21 teams, band members, and cheerleaders) to ensure their continued academic and athletic success. Most recently, Bison Express has assisted Howard Athletics with such efforts as:

• purchasing safety mats for the Cheerleading Team;

• paying for chiropractor/physical therapy for men's and women's basketball;

• paid for yoga instructor for Women’s Basketball team;

• paid for FB recruiting photo shoot;

• purchased 2024 Hall of Fame trophies;

• purchased men’s and women’s Track/Field speed and resistance training; and

• wrapped the athletic van.

However, our student-athletes’ needs are ongoing and many. Although the Howard University athletic budget supports the major aspects of our teams—including scholarships, infrastructure, and transportation—it is always appreciated when alumni, parents, and friends can assist Bison Express with

• recruiting/communication software;

• new band uniforms;

• winter indoor practice facility for softball team;

• requesting a batting cage and a device to capture speed;

• requested $12,000 to attend and participate in golf competition; and

• radar simulator device for golf team.

This is your opportunity to support the Howard University Athletic Program by becoming a member of Bison Express or by making a donation. Bison Express membership is $100 annually, beginning January 2024 through December 2024. Membership payment or donations can be made by check payable to Howard University Bison Express and mailed to:

Howard University Bison Express c/o

Howard University Development and Alumni Relations

1851 9th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20059

In the memo line of your check, please be sure to indicate any specific project or team which you would like your monies applied. Additionally, you can donate using the QR code provided below and online at (select the “Give” tab and click “Give Today” to pay membership and/or donate to athletics). We will acknowledge your gift with a donation letter.

Your contribution can make the difference between an average season and a stellar one, in which our coaches can continue to sow into the development of our teams and recruit even more talented players to our great university. Thank you in advance for your support and for helping us move #HowardForward.

In Excellence and Truth,

Bruce Williams, Chairperson

Bison Express

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