What is the Cannoneers
The Cannoneers Club is a generous group of individuals who contribute annually to Pratt's intercollegiate athletics program. Their contributions, ranging from $100 to $5,000 or more, help underwrite the costs of supplies for worthy student-athletes and provide funds necessary to support the Activity Resource Center and the 10-sport and growing athletics program.
The Cannoneers Club has the personal satisfaction of helping young people who excel in athletics obtain a collegiate experience that’s second to none. The support may make the difference between a young man or woman being able to receive the type of quality experience Pratt offers.
The Cannoneers Club endorses members who are active participants in helping to enhance the image and spirit of the institute’s overall athletics program. Through attendance at games, social events and awards banquets, they are important members of the Pratt athletics family, helping to make the Cannoneers winners.
The Cannoneers Club helps to uphold the great tradition of athletics success achieved by generations of male and female athletes who have worn the Pratt uniform. They are supporters of the Pratt Athletics Hall of Fame that honors outstanding Cannoneers athletes and coaches of the past.
The Cannoneers Club offers several gift levels with valuable benefits associated with each level. The gift levels are as follows:
The NCAA and Booster Clubs
As a member of the Cannoneers Club, you are an important contributor to the success of Pratt athletics. The knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations that apply to all coaches, staff, parents and boosters is critical to serve our student-athletes and maintain the integrity of the program. Playing by the rules is a must and not an option.
Any questions regarding membership to the Cannoneers Club and
NCAA rules and regulations for booster clubs can be directed to
Dave Adebanjo, Director of Athletics, at 718-636-3773
Thank you for your support and cooperation.
All gifts to the Cannoneers Club are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The deductibility of your gift may be affected by any benefits you receive. As with any charitable gift, please consult your tax advisor to determine your deduction.
Ways to Contribute
Cash Gifts (checks or money orders)
Provide immediate assistance to fund annual scholarship commitments and supplement the athletic program budget. Contributions can be made in a lump sum or divided into payments.
Semi-annual pledges are available for members at the Coaches Circle or All-America level only. For further information, call Dave Adebanjo, Director of Athletics, at 718-636-3773.
A Message From Dave
When I accepted the position of director of athletics in 1998, I was proud to join the outstanding tradition of the Cannoneers. The dedication and commitment of our administration, staff, coaches, student-athletes and alumni, as well as the spirit of our student body and fans throughout Brooklyn makes this a special institution.
Pratt sponsors a broad-based athletics program, proudly enjoying success in each of its 10 sports. Over the past few years, revitalization has occurred both athletically and academically as our teams have earned great distinction.
The final step in the process is here. After being non-operational for more than two decades, the Cannoneers Club is back as the primary fundraising arm of the program and athletics fund. Funds generated by the Cannoneers Club help to provide the resources necessary for the institute to have a competitive athletics program. With the “changing in culture” of the Athletics, Recreation and Wellness department helping us recruit top-notch student-athletes, the Pratt Athletics Hall of Fame, additional athletic alumni events and increased awareness of all of our athletic programs, interest has grown to a level that can help us reach our next goals.
You can make a difference. Your generosity and moral support will be an investment in the future of Pratt athletics and our talented student-athletes. By joining the Cannoneers Club, you will receive several benefits (see chart) in addition to knowing that you are helping to carry on the proud Cannoneers tradition.
Further details on our organization can be found in the Cannoneers Club brochure. You also can call my office at 718-636-3773 for a personal conversation. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at one of our athletic contests and/or social events.
Director of Athletics