POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
It is a privilege for the Air Force Academy cadet/student-athletes to serve Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. They recognize all that this great community has done for them, however, organizations MUST comply with NCAA rules. Please review the following guidelines before submitting an official request. All requests must be submitted AT LEAST 4 WEEKS prior to the event to be considered.
All appearance requests must be submitted to the Community Relations Coordinator. Provided the request meets all NCAA rules, fulfillment is based on availability of the cadet/student-athlete, coach or administrator. Requests may be denied at the discretion of the department if they do not align with our mission. Appearances must not conflict with academic, athletic and military commitments. Also, they cannot exceed 3 hours (including transportation) and must be within a reasonable travel time.
NCAA regulations preclude its members from participating in or providing memorabilia for fundraising activities that either directly or indirectly benefit any student who has started the ninth grade. Provided the request meets all NCAA rules, fulfillment for ticket requests is based on available ticket inventory. Air Force Athletics is unable to provide memorabilia for autographs. Those requesting must supply the item. If you have any questions, please contact our Marketing and Development Community Coordinator, Denise Quelch, at 719-333-0261 at email@example.com.
NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199 permits a charitable, educational or nonprofit agency to use a student-athlete's name, picture or appearance to support its charitable of educational activities provided the following:
Does your request meet the above requirements? If so, please take the necessary steps:
Again, all requests must be submitted AT LEAST 4 WEEKS prior to the event to be considered.
Requests for coach/staff appearances are made directly with the respective coach and can be initiated by sending an email directly to the staff member.
To purchase tickets to an upcoming Air Force Athletics contest, or to learn more about our group sales fundraising program, please contact Group Ticket Sales Manager Bill Applebee at (719) 472-1895 or via email at William.Applebee@usafa.edu.
To become a sponsor, contact IMG Senior Account Executive Mitch Mann at (719) 333-9572 or via email at Mitch.Mann@imgworld.com.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Air Force Athletics Community Relations Coordinator, Laura Hutcheon at (719) 433-8973 or via email at Laura.Hutcheon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest and Go Falcons!
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