As a President of a club who receives a 5 digit funding from our school, I can tell you that Rebecca is correct, schools will give you money. Some keys points to coming across money from your school include...
1) Find a faculty/staff member who beleives in your club leadership and has the time/energy to sit down with you and look at everything you do.
2) Every communication between you and your university needs to be a professional as possible.
3) Give them budgets, costs etc. Exact down to the dallor. If you need $9,000 for rink time, to practice two days a week for an hour and half for 30 weeks (you plan on makin the playoffs) at $100 and hour, then tell them that. Get a quote from a local rink. Supply this to your school.
If you want a sample of the budget we submit to our university. ( Mostly because they require it) Email me at [email protected]
4) Make sure the university understands what roller hockey is...
It's not on the street
It's not played with a ball
It's very competive
There is local,regional and national competition
It's growing every year with over 200 teams last year in 4 divisions
4) Be patient. Our club is 2 years away from our 10th anniverary. We are fortunate to have had great leaders in the past, who did almost everything by the book and have been passionate about the sport, our club, and representing our university.