ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

 

The Cy Fritz Foundation was started in January 2016 by former athletes and current and former coaches of Millersville University’s cross country & track and field programs. Their passion for the programs prompted them to take action to ensure that the current athletes are properly funded to stay competitive.  The idea for a Foundation was born.  It was decided to name the Foundation after Eugene “Cy” Fritz, the legendary MU coach that guided the 1981 cross country team to an NCAA Division II National Championship.  For the current Board of Directors, click here.

In today’s climate of decreasing state funding, college athletic teams face budget challenges. These challenges affect several opportunities.  First, it affects the number of athletes the teams can support. Athletics play an important role in the college experience, but also in building and instilling traits that will successfully carry the athletes into the future. A Millersville University student should not be denied opportunities because of funding issues. Second, current athletes are affected by a decreasing budget. Decreasing funds translate into fewer scholarships, training opportunities, and meets. The Cy Fritz Foundation was founded to supplement the financial support provided by Millersville University.

It is the mission of this Foundation to enhance and promote personal development and competitive opportunities for athletes participating in Cross Country and Track and Field at Millersville University. We hope you agree and join our efforts in supporting the Cy Fritz Foundation.


MISSION STATEMENT

Enhance and promote personal development and competitive opportunities for athletes participating in cross country and track & field at Millersville University.


 

CORE PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES

  • Enhance and promote the Millersville University cross country and track & field programs beyond the expected and necessary support of the University.
  • Remove obstacles to allow for the full reinstatement of the men’s cross country and track and field teams to compete at the NCAA level.
  • Encourage and enhance alumni and community support of these programs.
  • Create a sustainable model to support the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field programs at Millersville University.