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Pirate Club Issues No Quarter Challenge


April 14, 2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. - A commitment to teamwork and a strong finish have always been synonymous with success, both in the playing arenas and classroom, and that dedication also defines the "No Quarter Challenge" initiative issued by the Pirate Club Executive Committee.

The Board will match, dollar for dollar, up to $150,000 donated by the Pirate Nation through May 1 with the hope of reaching a targeted fundraising goal of $300,000.

The Challenge is an effort to complete the "Step Up To The Highest Level Campaign" for the Smith-Williams Center, which has an overall price tag of $17,000,000. In addition to a state-of-the-art basketball practice venue that opened its doors last August, the 49,000-square-foot, multi-level facility will soon be the home of the ECU Athletics Hall of Fame with engaging displays chronicling the school's rich tradition and proud history of intercollegiate competition in all sports.

To donate or for more information, please call (252) 737-4540 or visit the No Quarter Challenge Website.

Pirate Club Executive President Carl Rogers
"It gives everyone in the Pirate Nation an opportunity to be a part of this effort no matter how large or small their donation might be and it provides the Pirate Club's Executive Committee an opportunity to display its leadership, commitment, dedication and support of Pirate Athletics and our student-athletes. This campaign allows all Pirates a chance to do what we always do, whether on the field or court, FINISH STRONG!"

ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher
"I appreciate the leadership of Carl Rogers and the entire Pirate Club Executive Board. I feel confident the "No Quarter Challenge" will propel us to the finish line of this very worthy project, thanks to the help of the Pirate faithful contributing to the match. I'm very pleased we will finally have a place to honor our rich history of Pirate success!"

Pirate Club Executive Director J. Batt
"I am extremely grateful for the continued leadership and generosity shown by the executive committee of the Pirate Club and I am confident the Pirate Nation will, as it always has, answer the challenge."