Hundreds of UMaine alumni and friends participate in one or more of the booster organizations listed below. Some of our boosters are former student athletes; others are parents, grandparents, UMaine faculty or staff, business owners, or sports enthusiasts. Boosters show their support for student athletes by making cash and in-kind contributions to university programs and attending games and other events.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has developed strict guidelines for boosters regarding appropriate means of providing student-athletes with a positive experience. The NCAA enforcement program strives to maintain a level playing field for the more than 400,000 student-athletes. The University of Maine expects all fans to abide by the NCAA guidelines which pertain to issues such as recruitment of prospective players, and extra benefits and incentives for student athletes and their families.
We encourage all Black Bear fans to consider how they might participate in one or more of our booster organizations.