The attributes of successful leaders are developed as much on the playing field as in the classroom. Athletic competition (varsity, club, and intramural) instills mental toughness, a competitive and team spirit, aggressiveness in confrontation, and the will to win. Private gift support for athletics at the Naval Academy include:
The Fund for Athletic Excellence
This initiative provides an annual stipend to the Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA) so that the finest student-athletes in the nation can be successfully recruited, excel in their respective sports, and develop into strong leaders. The Fund for Athletic Excellence is used to meet a wide variety of needs, including team travel expenses for post-season competition; supplemental compensation and benefits for coaches; athletic recognition programs for varsity, club and intramural sports; and Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) athletic program expenses. This fund supplements NAAA revenues and the modest appropriated dollars that provide core funding for athletic programs. Read more...
The Naval Academy is continually improving its athletic facilities to provide modern facilities for practice and competition. These current athletic facility projects require private gift support for renovation and/or construction: