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The Drive to 49 #LBDriveTo49

Long Beach State Athletics is on a mission to be leaders and champions in the classroom, competition and the community.

In order to accomplish this mission, we need your support to invest in leaders and champions through the Beach Athletic Fund.

In honor of the founding of Long Beach State University on September 28, 1949, the Beach Athletic Fund has announced a historic push to increase membership from 1,000 to 4,900 members by the end of 2024. This campaign is "The Drive to 49."

The purpose of "The Drive to 49" is to strategically position Long Beach State Athletics to the top tier in overall membership for Division I Athletic Departments in the west. By having 4,900 members in the Beach Athletic Fund, Long Beach State would be supported at comparable levels to the top tier in overall donor count of the Mountain West Conference and West Coast Conference institutions like San Diego State, Boise State and Gonzaga.

Why do we need your support?

Donations to the Beach Athletic Fund directly help student-athletes pursuit of becoming leaders and champions in the classroom, on the fields of competition and in the community.

You can become a member of the BAF for as low as $49 annually. Donations directly impact LBSU's ability to recruit talented student-athletes by offering them competitive scholarships that lead to a valuable diploma.

How you can help us Drive to 49?

  1. Join the Beach Athletic Fund for as low as $49
  2. Refer family, friends, and colleagues to join the Beach Athletic Fund
  3. Share your "Drive to 49" story on social media by using the hashtag #LBDriveTo49 and posting it on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.