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UMES HAWKS FOR FOOTBALL, INC.

c/o 708 Colony N

Ahoskie, NC. 27910

hawksforfootball@msn.com

Dear Hawks:

As former students of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)-(formerly, Maryland State College), we are all very fortunate.  By virtue of being a part of a great academic and athletic legacy, we received an opportunity to pursue professional careers, often enjoying many accolades and benefits.  The football program, a vital part of that legacy, must be restored. For a reminder, check out the UMES Football website established and maintained by Dr. Bryant Mitchell. www.umes.edu/football

Since December 2005, Hawks have come together with a renewed commitment to restore football to our Alma Mater.  Hawks for Football, Inc., a not for profit organization, has developed a Memorandum of Agreement resulting in the establishment of the Hawks for Football Quasi Endowment Fund.  This endowment allows a tax-deductible contribution to the reinstatement effort and supports the school’s Fourteen (14) Million Dollar Academic Excellence Campaign.

There are several fund raising efforts in place. One such effort is the Hawks 500 Plus Club. We are seeking an annual commitment of $1,000 from a minimum of 500 Hawks.  The result will be five hundred thousand dollars a year.  It is important to note that your Pledge, as well as your donation, is counted by the University System Foundation, Inc. Your gift entitles you to receive all benefits of the University, i.e. Presidents Club, tax statements and periodic reports.

This is not the time to hesitate on your commitment, nor your financial support. Our goal is to have an opening football game on campus by fall of 2010! Send your tax-deductible donation to:

UMES Foundation - HFF, Inc. Quasi Endowment.

Alumni House

One Backbone Road

Princess Anne, MD  21853

Make checks payable to the UMES Foundation - Account # 4-44008.  On the memo line, indicate HFF, Inc.  You may also go to www.umes.edu to make your donation by check or credit card. Select Hawks for Football from the drop down menu. Direct requests for more information to HawksforFootball@msn.com or call 252-332-9933 or 410 212-0941.  Bryant and I have both made pledges totaling $23,000.  If you have not done so already, please join us.  

Your Fellow Alums,

Joanne

Joanne Johnson-Shaw, Chairperson

Bryant

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