WHAT IS THE 'STARTING 24'...
The Starting 24 is a Huskie Football Alumni initiative that financially supports the current USask Huskie Football Team student-athletes. We Huskie Football Alumni recognized a gap in necessary funding, a gap we aim to fill with the Starting 24. The Starting 24 is a crowd funding model whereby monthly donations go to support the team through scholarships, training needs, as well as academic, physical, mental, and nutritional supports.
Anyone can give, you do not have to be a former Huskie Football player or parent to support your favorite team. ALL funds go directly to support the Huskie Football team. A charitable receipt will be issued annually for the full amount of the donation.
The necessary supports required to operate a team of approximately 100 student-athletes and 30 coaches and staff is extensive, and we want to keep our Dogs at the front of the pack of Canadian University football.
Please sign up, give today, and show your HUSKIE PRIDE!
RECURRING DONATION $24/MONTH
FOR ONLY $24/MONTH, YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE 'STARTING 24' AND HELP KEEP HUSKIE FOOTBALL AMONG THE BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY!
*ALL donations are used to support the team through scholarships & training needs. Donations are eligible for a tax receipt.
ONE-TIME OR RECURRING
RECURRING DONATION $50/MONTH
HOW TO DONATE...
The easiest way to support one of the best football teams in the nation is to donate using the button below or by hitting the "DONATE NOW" button at the top of the page. This will redirect you to the official Huskie Athletics donor website that handles all donations to the program. Once you are redirected it will have the Gift Destination box filled to "Football Starting 24".
If you choose to be apart of the Starting 24 OR any other package, select the Monthly Gift option and select the donation amount for the package of your choice.
For any One-Time Donations, please select the One-Time Gift option and choose a donation amount of your choosing.
*ALL funds go directly to support the Huskie Football team and a charitable receipt will be issued for the full amount of your donation.*
WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR ATHLETES...
"It feels amazing to be supported by our fans. It's evident when we travel and play home games that we have one of the strongest fan bases in the country and it does not go unnoticed. The Starting 24 fund helps our program to have the funds available to support our football team to compete for national championships every single year."
Ramsey Derbas | Current Linebacker
"The support we receive from the fans is motivational. The energy and enthusiasm gives an extra boost and helps me feel connected to the community. The Starting 24 fund provides support for the players, giving us the tools we need to succeed on and off the field. These resources we are provided with shows a commitment to the well-being of the players, which will increase competitiveness. Overall the fund will be a significant asset for the program and it's athletes."
George Idoko | Current Defensive Lineman
"The support means everything to us. Knowing that we have people that are able to help both on and off the field makes our college experience very memorable. The Starting 24 is a great way for fans to help support our athletes off the field, and contribute to ensure our athletes have the best experience possible here at the University of Saskatchewan."
Ted Kubongo | Current Runningback
"The feeling of running out of the dog, hearing the roar of our fans, is absolutely unbelievable. Knowing that we have the support of everyone, gives us that extra drive to play our hardest. To be honest, without our fans, we wouldn't be the program that we are today. The Starting 24 Fund will help us take another leap forward and continue to be one of the top programs in the country"
Mike Palumbo | Current Offensive Lineman
"Being supported by our fans is great. They truly are the best fans in our conference... and I think the Starting 24 will help our team immensely give back to the athletes themselves and make their experience as a Huskie Athlete, a great one."
Clovis Lumeka | Former Defensive Back
"It amazing seeing the support we get from our fans here in Saskatoon, the Starting 24 really helps take the worry of financials off of us players minds and allows us to focus on winning football games. Money is hard to come by as a student, so seeing this support by the Starting 24 really opens a lot of doors for us student athletes"
Charlie Ringland | Current Defensive Back