Pirate Club announces name change to BASA

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Longtime fundraising group believes Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association

 better defines organization's purpose

 

      

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 26, 2007) - Citing the desire for a name that better describes its purpose, the Pirate Club Board of Directors has voted to change the name of the Pirate Club to the Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association effective immediately.

 

BASA (pronounced BAH-sa) will continue its mission to raise scholarship dollars for ETSU student-athletes. According to Associate Athletic Director for Advancement and Executive Director of BASA Jo Anne Paty, the decision to change the name of the Pirate Club fits in the organization's long term plan, which includes branding the BASA name to alumni organizations throughout the Tri-Cities, as well as metropolitan areas throughout the Southeast, including Atlanta, Jacksonville and Nashville.

 

"Over the years there has been much confusion related to the mission of the Pirate Club," Paty said. "The Board of Directors wanted a name that was more descriptive of our mission and one that implied an ongoing commitment to scholarship support of our student-athletes. We feel that the name Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association best does just that."

 

The name change will be reflected in all athletic department publications and media broadcasts, as well as the overall institution's communications. BASA President Kathy Linebarger said the name change got widespread support from within the organization.

 

"By changing the name of the Pirate Club to the Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association, the Board felt that it better reflected what our organization is all about," Linebarger said. "The Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association exists solely to raise scholarship dollars for student athletes. I personally liked adding the word association to our title because it shows that we, the supporters of ETSU athletics, have a common interest."

 

ETSU fans and supporters who would like more information on BASA can call 423-439-8398 or visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the Athletic Advancement link.

 

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