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What Does the Jaguar Athletic Fund Do?

The generous contributions to the Jaguar Athletic Fund (JAF) made by fans, friends and family of Jaguar Athletics and Athletes go to help provide a better experience for our student-athletes. Whether we us the money to upgrade facilities, or provide additional tutoring hours, these contributions go to make a positive difference and help ensure that our student-athletes are successful on the field and in the classroom. To date, your donations have helped fund more that $22 million in facility upgrades over the past decade, that can be seen throughout all of our sports facilities. Your contributions have helped countless student-athletes get the academic help to ensure their dream of attaining a degree in their field of study, your investments have helped ensure that our student-athletes get the proper nutritional demands their bodies need after a hard workout, giving them the fuel to study late into the night. Your passion for our program makes the difference in our success, as the money generated by the JAF helps us make us great!

History of the Jaguar Athletic Fund

The core of South Alabama Athletics is the Jaguar Athletic Fund, which was created to provide supplemental income for use by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Jaguar Athletic Fund, a 501(c)(3) entity, formerly known as The Jaguar Athletic Club, was founded on December 20, 1990.

Through this fund, alumni and friends of the South Alabama Athletics have contributed to the department to aid in financing the high costs of educating student-athletes and improving facilities. Membership is open to all interested persons, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Jaguar Athletic Fund Today

Members of the JAF support South Alabama Athletics through the following one or more of the following methods:

  • South Circle Contributions (Unrestricted Giving) - these gifts allow for premium seating at football and men's basketball

  • Sport-Specific Contributions (Restricted Giving) - these gifts do not allow for premium seating at football and men's basketball and 100% of gifts go to program of choice

  • Endowments/Naming Rights Opportunities

  • Major Gifts ($10,000 or more)

  • Leadership Circle (annual contribution to the JAF of $10,000 or more)

  • Facility and Program Initiatives


The Mission of the Jaguar Athletic Fund

The mission of the JAF is to support student-athletes by providing resources which enhance the competitive and academic performance of individual sports and the department as a whole.