The Drive 2004 Reaches $ 295,462 After First Report Night
April 23, 2004
SAN DIEGO -- Volunteers from throughout San Diego County gathered at the Aztec Athletics Center for their first Report Night No. 1 of the 2004 fund drive.
At the first checkpoint of the 10-week campaign, volunteer fundraisers have secured $295,462 toward their goal of $1.25 million for student-athlete scholarships at San Diego State University.
Volunteers were treated with talks from two SDSU student-athletes, Kirk Morrison of the Aztec football team and Tonette Dyer of the Aztec track team. Both student-athletes thanked the volunteers and contributors for their support of the student-athlete scholarship fund.
At this point, Cliff Bee has jumped out to an early lead by securing $43,375 in pledges. Todd Nielsen, from the East County Aztechnicians, is in second place with $23,364. Defending top-dollar producer Ben Bagnas reported $22,930, while second-year volunteer John Busch turned in $20,000 for fourth and veteran Sharon Burgreen collected $17,534.
In the team competition, standings are based on the percentage renewed and/or increased from the previous year. Leading the way is the I-15 Aztec Road Warriors, led by Ben Bagnas and John Busch with 38 percent renewed. The Beach Bum Border reported a 37 percent secured, led by individual leader Cliff Bee while the East County Aztechnicians, led by top-five producers Todd Nielsen and Sharon Burgreen, are in third with 33 percent secured.
You can assist the AAF in contacting fans and alumni of the Aztecs to help reach the goal of $1.5 million. For your volunteer efforts, you will receive great rewards including the opportunity to earn season tickets to the 2004 Aztec football or 2004-05 men's basketball campaigns.
For more information on how to join the team in your area, contact Bob Moosbrugger at the Aztec Athletic Foundation at (619) 594-6444 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, for the first time, Aztec fans can contribute to the AAF by visiting www.goaztecs.com and clicking on "The Drive 2004".