Thank you Ten-O Club for your support over the past 37 years!
Dear Ten-0 Club Members,
I write to you today to provide an update on the Ten-0 Club. Since 1986, the Ten-0 Club has coordinated receptions, tailgate parties, Gym Kids events, and Meet the Team events for the fans, as well as providing uniforms, competition gear, training equipment and other support for the gymnastics team.
Over the years of Ten-O Club support, the Gym Dogs have won 10 NCAA National Championships, 49 Individual Event National Championships, 16 SEC Championships, achieved 161 Perfect Tens and 394 UGA Gym Dogs were named NCAA All Americans. Thank you for your outstanding support of the University of Georgia Gymnastics team. The Ten-0 Club has been one of the best booster organizations in the country.
As you are aware, the University of Georgia Athletic Association, Inc. (UGAAA) completed a compliance audit which resulted in advising UGAAA to move away from external booster clubs so that they have direct oversight of the financial operations of booster club functions. Thus, the Ten-O Club has dissolved its status as a 501(c)(3) organization. Further, UGAAA has recommended that Ten-0 Club functions merge with the Gymnastics Excellence Fund (GEF) annual giving program. Under this program, donors and patrons will have access to season tickets, meet the team events, and other activities that directly impact the success of UGA Gymnastics. In addition, UGA Athletic Department staff will manage all related events and activities.
Moving forward, we are asking that you direct financial support for the UGA Gymnastics program to the Gymnastics Excellence Fund (GEF), formerly the Gymnastics Endowment Fund. Information on the 2024 GEF campaign will be forthcoming directly from UGAA in October. Donations to GEF go to the University of Georgia Athletic Association and directly support overall operating expenses of the gymnastics program, with a portion of contributions going directly to Coach Kupets Carter for her discretionary use based on program needs.
You can also support UGA Gymnastics by contributing to the following areas:
The Classic City Collective (CCC) – The Classic City Collective helps provide opportunities for student-athletes to benefit financially from their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). Supporters can earmark funds for gymnastics when they contribute to the CCC.
The Gymnastics Support Fund – The Georgia Gymnastics Support Fund is managed by the University of Georgia Foundation. Donations made to this fund are intended for equipment expenditures and other needs of the Gymnastics program outside of those provided by the annual athletic operating budget. Please note that contributions to the Gymnastics Support Fund do not count toward minimum per-seat requirements for season tickets or GEF benefit levels.
We encourage you to continue to support the UGA Gymnastics program in the same way you have so generously supported the Ten-0 Club in the past. This will help ensure that Coach Kupets Carter has the resources she needs to help our student-athletes achieve success academically, athletically, and in life after their collegiate careers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to The Georgia Bulldog Club office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-9220.
Thank you for your continued support and Go Dawgs!
Jerry Anthony Courtney Kupets Carter
Ten-0 Club President Head Gymnastics Coach