The University of North Carolina is doubling down on its commitment to excellence in women's athletics after the Rams Club and the UNC athletic department announced a new initiative over the weekend.
The FORevHER Tar Heels campaign will look to raise $100 million toward the funding of all 15 varsity women’s programs, with an emphasis on three central areas of need: scholarships, facilities and career mentor programs.
Calls for an increase in financial support for these varsity programs have been amplified by the success of Tar Heel female athletes across the board. Women’s athletics have produced 35 national championship titles and 31 individual national championships all-time, as well as four active Hall of Fame coaches.
At Saturday’s event, a number of coaches, players and alumni gathered at the Carolina Club to discuss the role that women’s athletics has played in building a winning culture at UNC.
Sue Walsh, the associate executive director of the Rams Club, kicked off the event by demonstrating the power that UNC athletics has given women in the workforce and explaining the purpose of the initiative.