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Midshipman Activities Fund

Glee ClubThe United States Naval Academy offers an environment designed for midshipmen to develop their leadership through extracurricular activities (ECAs), club sports, professional organizations and academic groups available on and off the Yard. Over the years these activities have proven instrumental to the development of the Brigade.

The Midshipman Activities Fund (MAF) is designed to provide private funding for these activities that would not otherwise exist at the individual, company or Brigade level. The MAF functions in a similar manner to campus support organizations at civilian institutions, providing resources to student and recreational organizations that enhance the daily lives of the midshipmen.

Some highlights from the most recent academic year include:

•  Women’s Softball entered the season as the defending National Champions and won the National Club Softball Association (NCSA) College World Series again in May.
•  The Men’s and Women’s combined fencing teams finished #2 in the country at the United States Associate of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC) National Championships.
•  Approximately 500 members of the Brigade attended away Navy football games vs. Air Force and Notre Dame in San Diego, CA.
•  Men’s & Women’s Glee Clubs (100 MIDN):

◦  Participated in Senator John S. McCain III ’58’s memorial services at the National Cathedral (nationally televised) and the Naval Academy Chapel
◦  Performances with the Minnesota Orchestra
◦  Performed their 72nd Annual Handel’s “Messiah”
◦  Completed a spring concert tour to Hawaii Performed at the 2019 Preakness Stakes (nationally televised)

•  In collaboration between the Midshipman Action Group, the Maryland Special Olympics, and the Annapolis Jaycees, the Academy hosted the 2019 Maryland Special Olympics annual competition supported by 300 midshipman volunteers.

Each day, this fund has a direct, tangible impact on the Naval Academy experience for all students. MAF will continue to be a strategic area of need for the Superintendent and the Naval Academy, and we remain grateful for your acknowledgement of the purpose of the fund, and how it enhances the mission of the Academy.