What is The Golden Flashes Club?

The Golden Flashes Club, formerly the Blue & Gold Athletic Fund, is a group comprised of passionate donors to Kent State Athletics.

The Golden Flashes Club depends on philanthropy to provide Kent State student-athletes the variety of assistance they need to excel academically and athletically. Your tax-deductible gift to The Golden Flashes Club allows Kent State to provide grant-in-aid support to more than 400 student-athletes every year, as well as operational support for 18 varsity sport programs.

Your generous investment enables us to enhance the Kent State experience for these young men and women, for whom which our goal is to develop them into successful individuals who will go forth as ambassadors of this fine institution.

Since the inception of The Golden Flashes Club, the continued investment of its members has enabled Kent State Athletics to attain high levels of achievement. Our student-athletes continue to be among the finest in the country both in the classroom and in athletic competition. In order to provide them with every opportunity to succeed academically and athletically, The Golden Flashes Club needs your generous assistance.

Who is in The Club

While it is an exclusive club, we are entirely inclusive to the Kent State Athletics community, encompassing former student-athletes, donors, fans, season ticket holders, faculty/staff, and the City of Kent and surrounding areas. The Golden Flashes Club offers a wide range of benefits and club member-only events. New benefits include more experience-based opportunities that allow you greater insider access into Kent State Athletics.

How to Join The Club

Any gift to Kent State Athletics earns you a place in The Golden Flashes Club. A gift of $100 or more makes you a “member” and eligible to receive benefits. Learn more about the Ways to Give.

The Future

Although our accomplishments are many, we must continue to build a strong foundation. The challenges ahead of Kent State Athletics are great. Your leadership will provide our student-athletes and coaches with the necessary tools and resources to continue to thrive in the highly competitive Mid-American Conference and the NCAA.

As a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Kent University must abide by the rules and regulations established by the conference and association as they apply to all aspects of its athletics program. The Kent State University Intercollegiate Athletics Donor Guide is available for review. It would be impossible to communicate all of the NCAA rules and regulations in a quick reference list. The information available through our Donor Guide is an attempt to provide you with basic definitions and identify common "do's" and "don'ts."