Alfond Fund Ambassadors program topic of BDN report

Jack Cosgrove, senior associate director of athletics at the University of Maine, and Seth Woodcock, senior associate athletic director for development, were quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about the Alfond Fund Ambassadors program that helps teams meet demands of NCAA Division I athletic programs, strengthens the Black Bear brand and creates a strong community of volunteers supporting UMaine locally and nationally. “We are consolidating fundraising rather than having individual groups with individual rules,” said Woodcock. “Our administration always does what we think is best for the athletic department at the University of Maine and, most importantly, the student-athletes.” Cosgrove said, “We are going to be unified. It is going to make us a stronger, better team.” Having all Friends under one umbrella will be easier to monitor from an NCAA compliance aspect and will help coaches because they won’t have to be as involved in fundraising, according to the article.