Monday, February 3 2014, 12:09 AM MST
Web Exclusive: Chad Lewis on Fund Raising at BYU
Shauna Lake: What is the fund raising effort like?
Chad Lewis: I'm speaking to the converted so I’m speaking to people who are already BYU fans. And who go to games and I’m trying to help them tie their hearts into the student athletes and the coaches and really the vision of the program. If I can do that and help them be close and feeling connected then I’ve done my job. If I can get them to give 5 bucks or 5 million dollars it's their choice.
When you give you see. Take for instance it takes 12 thousand dollars to sponsor one athlete at BYU and when people say they want to sponsor one athlete and they are assigned a player they watch them with vested interest. They get to go to their home and their kids get to meet this player and after one or 2 or three years they are totally tied into that person. They want that person to succeed, not just on the field but in the classroom and in life.
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