Rattler Boosters hold virtual spring fundraiser

FAMU fans are eagerly waiting for the start of the football season in the fall when the Rattlers will be playing in the SWAC.
Photo by St. Clair Murraine

By Brian Howard
FAMU Office of Communications

The FAMU Rattler Boosters recently held a virtual spring fundraiser to help the athletic department.

 The two-hour event was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and provided updates on the athletic programs, along with the “Marching 100.” 

FAMU Rattler Booster Club President Selvin Cobb said the event reflects the excitement of the Rattler community as the organization and its members look toward the coming fall season. 

“We’ve gotten a great response from it, not only from the state of Florida but also from outside the state,” Cobb said about the event. “As Rattler fans, sometimes we just can’t get enough. We had a bit of a combination of FAMU from athletics to student life.” 

 During the two-hour fundraiser, the Rattler Boosters raised more than $5,000 and contributions continue to pour in, Cobb said.  

“With things opening up, we knew people wouldn’t be sitting at home watching the entire event,” said Cobb. “That’s the great thing about technology and people can watch the video anytime. We were very pleased with how everything turned out.” 

The Rattler Boosters played a significant role in the renovation of the Galimore-Powell Fieldhouse, contributing $159,000 for the new roof as part of Phase I of the “All In” Campaign.  

During Phase I, the football operations center and fieldhouse were renovated. The upgrade included an expanded locker room with new graphics, lockers and finishes to prove more adequate space, expanded weight, training and equipment rooms. In addition, the renovation also included the football foyer and coaches’ office along with upgraded lighting and security. 

The Rattler Boosters is one of the major ways to give to athletics and offers FAMU fans with the opportunity to be involved by making an impact. Contributions help fund student-athletes, scholarships, facilities and annual fund. 

To give to the Rattler Boosters, visit famurattlerboosters.com or visit famuathletics.com to give to the “All In” Campaign. 

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