Educational Institutions

UCF Athletics Association Inc.

  • Orlando, FL
  • www.ucfknights.com

Mission Statement

To be everyday champions through education, opportunity, competition, and community.

Main Programs

  1. UCF Athletics Facility Projects
  2. Varsity Knights
  3. Knights Without Borders
  4. Student Athlete Services
  5. Academic Services for Student Athletes (ASSA)
  6. Golden Knights Club (GKC)
Service Areas

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National

United States of America

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2012

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Todd Stansbury

Keywords

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UCF Athletics, UCF, golden knights club (GKC),

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EIN

56-2334448

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Unknown (Z99)

Unknown (Z99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Be an indispensable partner to the University and a leader in intercollegiate athletics through innovation and excellence.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

UCF Athletics Facility Projects

Wayne Densch Center for Student Athlete LeadershipThis facility will serve as the headquarters for student-athlete personal, professional and academic development. Having this facility located within the ""Athletics Village"" will also allow Knights Athletics to integrate with campus resources as well as provide a balanced environment for learning and leadership development. Our Knights are excelling in the classroom and in competition. They deserve the best educational and competitive experience available. This new Leadership Center is key to that experience. UCF Baseball Stadium ExpansionWhile the Knights had a very successful 2012 campaign, taking the next step in their goal to reach the College World Series in Omaha means continuing to expand this wonderful facility. The baseball program has enjoyed success on a national level for many years but has never hosted a post-season event. The pieces are falling into place. The missing ingredient is an expanded and enhanced facility.Additions to the stadium:Additional general seating (increased seating capacity to 3,000+)Premium seating (suites and club seating)New and expanded press boxAdditional restrooms and concessionsFamily-friendly fan amenities, including children's activity area and concessionsEnhanced front entry Tennis CenterA new, 100-plus-court tennis center at Lake Nona will become the home of UCF's tennis teams and provide UCF students with hands-on experiences to complement what they learn in the classroom. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will establish the tennis center, which will welcome all levels of players, from youths learning the game to professional players. The center is scheduled to be finished in late 2016. A new on campus facility will also be built solely for the use of the Men's and Women's Varsity teams. This complex will be located by our Softball complex.

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Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Program 2

Varsity Knights

For student-athletes, opportunities at UCF no longer end at graduation.With the Varsity Knights we are dedicated to creating programs for all our former student-athletes that will provide an outlet for business networking, professional development and mentorship options.Members of Varsity Knights will consist of former student-athletes who have earned a varsity letter, and have completed their eligibility at the University of Central Florida in any UCF varsity sport. There will be no charge for membership and cost for events (if any)will be passed along to members in attendance. The purpose and objective of the members of the Varsity Knights is to promote the UCF brand as letter winners by fostering a close relationship with and providing support to former and current student athletes, the UCF Athletics Department, and the University as a whole. As quoted from UCF Athletic Director Todd Stansbury,""Our goal is to build relationships with business professionals in the community and help provide more opportunities and mentoring for student-athletes. This will help in career development and will also allow a platform to educate our student-athletes about what it takes to be a business professional."" The Varsity Knights will create an environment where former student-athletes are involved with current student-athletes as they build business professionalism within the program. The Varsity Knights primary functions are to promote: I. Business NetworkingPeer to peer networking night on campusNetworking nights between Varsity Knights and local Orlando Business leadersNetworking Knights for our student-athletes that will include Varsity Knights and local business leadersII. MentoringVarsity Knight paired up with student-athlete within respective sport III. Community ServiceKnights Without Borders (overseas community service)Clothe the Homeless initiativesPartnership with Central Florida Children's Home@UCFVarsityKnights

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Knights Without Borders

Knights Without Borders is a simple concept with a life-long message - we do better for ourselves when we help others in need. Student-athletes will have the experience of a lifetime when they travel abroad, with their teammates, peers, former student-athletes, and administration for a service project. The role of our Student AthletesStudent athletes will be providing a community needed relief from potentially challenging surrounding issues - they may be building a house, building a sports field, providing needed supplies, or helping in a local school. We are asking where the most significant need is and we will travel together, build leadership skills, and attempt to help in any way that we can. Past Trips Panama- Aldeas Infantiles SOS (Children's Home)St. Vincent and the Grenadines- Adonal Foyle's Kerosene Lamp FoundationIreland- Habitat for Humanity To read blogs, watch video clips and view photos of our student athletes in action click the following link, http://ucfgoldenknightsclub.com/programs/knights-without-borders/

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Student Athlete Services

Student Services and the Knights PRIDE program is committed to the holistic development of UCF student-athletes. We foster the cultivation of skills that prepare all for the ultimate competitive challenge- LIFE. Our mission is being fulfilled and implemented through programming focused on Personal Development, Professional Development and Community Involvement. Personal Development ProgramsPositive Transition SeminarsGuest SpeakersPages to Knights Program Senior Meetings Student Athlete Advisory CommitteeStudent Athlete Leadership Institute Professional Development ProgramsMajor ExplorationNetworking KnightsProfessional Career PanelsResume Writing WorkshopsKnightLinkMock InterviewsShadowing Program Community Outreach Programs Autism Speaks, Alzheimer's Walk, Blanchard Park YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Boys Town of Central Florida, Central Florida Children's Home, Central Florida Miracle League, Central Florida Youth Football, College Park Little League, Community Food Outreach Center, Destination College, Dragon Boat Festival, East Lake Elementary School YMCA, Florida Citrus Sports Camp, Florida Hospital for Children, Friends of Jaclyn, Jackson Heights Middle School, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Knights Give Back, Maitland Middle School, McCoy Elementary School, Orange County Libraries, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando Day Nursery, Oviedo Babe Ruth Little League Clinics, Pen Pal Program, Second Harvest Food Bank, Seminole County Women and Children's Shelter, Seminole County Youth Program, UCF Alumni Association, UCF College of Education and UCF Multicultural Academic and Support Services.

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Program 5

Academic Services for Student Athletes (ASSA)

Academic Services for Student Athletes (ASSA) offers a variety of support services including Mentoring, Tutoring and Academic Advising to help assist the more than 400 UCF student-athletes reach their full time academic potential. A staff of Academic Advisors, Learning Specialists and Mentors work one on one with student athletes to provide them support in their transition from High School to college and all throughout their careers at UCF. As of October 29, 2014, UCF has the best NCAA graduation rate among all public institutions in the nation. UCF has a graduation rate of 95%. When compared with public and private institutions UCF is in fifth place for the best in Division 1. Thirteen of UCF's fourteen programs are above the national average in graduation rates. "I'm incredibly proud of our everyday champion student-athletes, our coaches and the culture of academic excellence they've created here at UCF," said Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury. "This is obviously the result of a lot of hard work and a great support system. When you look at institutions around us in the rankings, that's a great neighborhood to live in."

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Program 6

Golden Knights Club (GKC)

The Golden Knights Club (GKC) is the fund-raising arm of UCF Athletics and provides a way for individuals and organizations to help UCF's talented student-athletes — our Everyday Champions — receive a quality education and a championship-caliber athletic experience. Charitable gifts to the GKC make a significant impact on the growth and success of UCF Athletics, as well as the lives of our 500-plus Everyday Champion student-athletes. UCF Athletics is responsible for the educational expenses (tuition, fees, room, board, books) of these student-athletes who receive scholarships to attend UCF and represent the university in intercollegiate competition. Why support the Golden Knights Club? Growth of the GKC is one of the primary goals of UCF Athletics. Annual gifts to the GKC provide immediate expendable funds necessary for UCF Athletics to continue developing a nationally competitive athletics program. Golden Knights Club Mission StatementWe are obligated to clearly demonstrate our plan for the department and the opportunities to participate in the betterment of our Student-Athletes. We exist to support the success of our Student-Athletes and UCF Athletics. To learn more about how you can contribute to the Golden Knights Club, see our website at http://ucfgoldenknightsclub.com/

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Funding Needs

Announced in 2010, UCF Athletics targeted approximately $70 million in new construction projects. All construction in UCF Athletics' Facility Development Plan, will be within the athletics village quadrant (located on the northeast side of campus). This will help further UCF's commitment to achieve excellence on a national level. Current Facility Fundraising Projects Wayne Densch Center for Student Athlete LeadershipEstimated Cost: $6,500,000 (22,500 square feet, two story) Baseball Stadium Expansion Tennis Facility $3.5 million for construction of tennis center at Lake Nona$1.5 million for construction of 12-court training center on UCF main campus Football Expansion of East Side ClubEstimated Cost: $2.5 million

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UCF ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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UCF Athletics Association Inc.

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Principal Officer

Todd Stansbury

BIO

Todd Stansbury joined the Knights after serving as Executive Associate Athletic Director at Oregon State University, beginning in 2003. At Oregon State, Stansbury supervised internal and external operations and revenue sports, including development and oversight of a $56 million budget for an athletics program that includes 17 sports and more than 500 student-athletes. During his tenure at Oregon State, Stansbury was part of the senior leadership team that led the renaissance of Oregon State athletics. Prior to his time at Oregon State, Stansbury served as Director of Athletics at East Tennessee State University from 2000-03. He was associate director of athletics at the University of Houston from 1997-00 and worked in the athletics department at Georgia Tech from 1988-95. He also has experience in the classroom, teaching courses as an adjunct professor at Oregon State and Houston. In 1984, Stansbury received a bachelor's of science degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech, where he was a member of the football team. He was a third-round draft choice for the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Stansbury later completed a master's degree in sports administration at Georgia State University in 1993.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. John Hitt

UCF

Term: July 2012 - June 2016

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