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Sacramento State Athletics Department

Elevate Your Impact

The sports community in Sacramento has a proud history of making a significant impact on the health and prosperity of our great, diverse, and vibrant city.

Sacramento State’s Athletic Department drives this momentum through the efforts of dedicated faculty, coaches, staff, and student-athletes — each pursuing excellence on and off the field. Despite juggling the demands of team activities and volunteerism, our student-athletes exceed the campus average GPA and the national graduation success rate.

With a gift to the Athletics Department, you can help more student-athletes thrive at Sacramento State and beyond. Contact Trent Lastinger, Director of Development, if you have questions or would like to discover additional ways to get involved.

Campaign Priorities

Student Success

  • Increase scholarship funding to support our students as they compete at the Division I level. Currently only 60 students receive summer scholarships (stipends) to support their goal of graduating in four years.
  • Attract talented student-athletes, of any gender or sport, to our competitive program by bolstering our facilities, coaching staff, and academic assistance programs that are aimed at supporting the full person.
  • Provide fully supported academic resources, learning, and nutrition centers for student-athletes as well as intramural participants, and community partners.
  • Attract and retain coaching talent so our student-athletes can compete at the top-level of performance nationally.
  • Provide holistic approach to the student-athletes' health and wellness, including access to healthy food choices and more study areas that are open during the summer, weekends, and post or pre-team training sessions.

Events Center & Stadium Renovation

  • To continue to give our student-athletes, coaches, and community the competitive edge, we are currently transforming key athletics facilities up to the modern standards of an elite athletics program. Together, we can create an event center and sports complex that matches the high caliber of our students and community.

Invest in the Future

Support Athletics

Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to give to Sacramento State because they directly impact students’ lives. They also help celebrate and motivate our best and brightest students.

Make a Gift

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