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Winning Support

For many members of the 23 varsity teams at Ohio Wesleyan, playing their sport while attending college is a dream come true. But maintaining excellence in the classroom and in the arena comes with a price tag. Travel, equipment, and facility costs add up—that’s where Team OWU takes the field.

As the annual athletic fundraising program and philanthropic arm of the Ohio Wesleyan “W” Association, Team OWU provides operating budget income for varsity sports, ensuring that OWU stays at the forefront of NCAA Division III athletics.


OWU Athletes Count on You

When you become a Team OWU donor, you’re helping to maintain a tradition of athletics excellence in play for more than 100 years. You join alumni, family, and friends of the university in offering vital support for athletes. You invest in the future of athletics at Ohio Wesleyan.

100% of all commitments made to Team OWU go toward supporting OWU athletic programs, facilities, and equipment. Some areas of need your gift can support are:

  • Travel expenses to compete against the best teams in the nation
  • Upgraded facilities and equipment
  • New uniforms
  • Coaches’ assistance to recruit top talent and keep our Battling Bishops at the forefront of the NCAC and the NCAA

Individual sports coaches determine how Team OWU funds best impact their program. Use of the general fund is determined through a yearly plan developed by the athletic director, in conjunction with the president, vice president of university relations, and Team OWU excellence committee chair.

Joining the Team

As a Team OWU donor, you can designate your gift one of three ways:

  • Give 100 percent of your financial commitment to the general fund for athletics
  • Allocate 50 percent of your gift to the sports program of your choice and 50 percent to the general fund for athletics
  • Allocate 100 percent of your gift to the sports program of your choice

Cheer on OWU athletics and make your gift now. If you are interested in joining the Team OWU Excellence Committee or have other questions about Team OWU, please contact Miranda Zink at (740) 368-3303 or at mlzink@owu.edu.

Honor Legendary Coach Marv Frye

The 2013-14 athletic season marks a monumental year in Ohio Wesleyan Track & Field as we honor legendary coach Marv Frye and host the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships. To commemorate this special season we invite you to join us in making a tribute gift to Team OWU in honor of Marv Frye. Marv’s passion and commitment to OWU athletics and student-athletes was remarkable. To build upon this passion and commitment, we need the investment and support of alumni who were impacted by this extraordinary coach and friend.

Gifts in honor of Marv will make a direct impact on OWU student-athletes. Unrestricted gifts are essential to the daily operation of OWU Athletics and success of our programs. Marv has been and continues to be a strong advocate for elevating athletics at Ohio Wesleyan and ensuring that OWU stays at the forefront of NCAA Division III athletics. Gifts to our unrestricted fund will assist in both of these endeavors. We are looking for alumni who will give in honor of Marv Frye to grow our unrestricted funds. Marv Frye and the total amount raised in his honor will be recognized at an event the weekend, May 22-24, of the NCAA Championships.

Make Your Gift Today!

Join us in honoring an exceptional coach and cheering on OWU athletics by making your gift today.

  • Gifts can be made online (designate “Team OWU” and write “Marv Frye” in the Honor Of box)
  • Download the Donation Form (gifts can be made by check or credit card)
Upcoming Events Questions? Contact Us
  • Live Video Chat with President Jones
    April 22, 2014 from 7-8 p.m. (EDT)

    Hear the latest news at OWU from Rock Jones and some of our stellar students, and ask your questions.
  • Alumni Weekend
    May 16-18, 2014

    Return, Renew, Reunite! All alumni are invited to attend Alumni Weekend. In 2014, classes ending in a 4 or a 9 will be celebrating reunions. The class of 1964 will be celebrating its 50th Reunion.
  • 2014 Shakespeare on the Sound
    June 19, 2014

    Join President Rock Jones for the annual OWU gathering at Shakespeare on the Sound!

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