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Midshipman Activities Fund

Glee Club The 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. Despite the impact COVID-19 had on the spring semester and summer programs, the Naval Academy provided support for the Brigade experience across through the Midshipman Activities Fund (MAF). The fund functions in a similar manner to campus support organizations at civilian institutions, providing resources to student and recreational organizations.

Each day, this fund has a direct, tangible impact on the Naval Academy experience for all midshipmen. 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 how it enhances the mission of the Naval Academy.

Some highlights from the 2019-2020 academic year include:

•  The Midshipman Action Group (MAG), a community relations program, visited local elementary and middle schools throughout the weekday to mentor students in the classroom. They also conducted community service in homeless shelters with the Boys and Girls Clubs in Chicago and the Lummi Nation Tribe in Washington State.
•  As defending 2018 national champions, Women’s Softball went on to repeat at the 2019 National Club Softball Association (NCSA) College World Series 16-19 May—now two-time national champions .
•  Drum & Bugle Corps traveled to support pep rallies, men’s and women’s basketball games and away football competitions.
•  The Glee Club performed the National Anthem at a Baltimore Ravens Game, Rochester Philharmonic, a spring concert tour in Florida and the Kennedy Space Center.

For the complete narrative, please review the 2019-2020 The Midshipman Activities Fund Stewardship Report