St. Bonaventure’s fiscal year runs from June 1 – May 31; therefore, the deadline for Bonnies Athletic Fund gifts to count toward the annual BAF total is May 31 of that particular year.
Men’s Basketball-Related BAF Benefits
The deadline for BAF members to make gifts and receive men’s basketball-related benefits (Priority Parking and hospitality) is Oct. 1 of each year. The deadline for BAF gifts related to men’s basketball Priority Seats is set each year by the Ticket Office; call (716) 375-2500 or visit gobonnies.com/tickets for more information.
This has become an annual event and a tradition for alums who graduated in the 1980s. Every basketball season, one weekend is scheduled as a mini-reunion for this group. The events include gatherings on Friday and Saturday nights with reserved seats at a men's basketball game included. A portion of the weekend reservation price is donated to the BAF. 80's Weekend 2019 is set for Feb. 16-17.
In the fall, a number of Coaches Caravan events featuring men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt, women’s basketball coach Jesse Fleming and Athletics Director Tim Kenney are held around western New York. Typically, events are scheduled in Olean, Buffalo and Rochester. All Coaches Luncheons are presented by and benefit the BAF. Membership is not required but BAF members receive first opportunity to register.
Golf With The Bonnies
Every summer, BAF members and other avid supporters of St. Bonaventure Athletics break out their golf clubs for Golf With The Bonnies Tournaments. The local Golf With The Bonnies at Olean’s Bartlett Country Club is traditionally held on the Friday of Alumni Reunion Weekend in early June. Golf With The Bonnies in Rochester is held in mid-to-late June. All Golf With The Bonnies events are presented by and benefit the BAF.
Coaches Chalk Talks
Prior to select home basketball games each season, BAF members are invited to attend pre-game Coaches Chalk Talks. BAF members at Hall of Fame level (and above) have the chance to hear a men’s assistant coach give an overview of the Bonnies’ game plan and a scouting report on the opponent.
Road Game Socials
The Athletics Department, the BAF and the Alumni Office typically hold a number of Pre-Game Alumni Socials each basketball season at select men’s and women’s road game sites. These socials are open to any Bonnies fans and generally do not require BAF membership. The complete schedule of socials is listed on St. Bonaventure's alumni events web site.
Devereux Donor / Corporate Partner Golf Outing at Holiday Valley
Each summer, BAF members who have contributed at least $1,000 in the prior fiscal year as well as SBU Athletics Corporate Partners are invited to participate in a thank-you golf outing and dinner at the scenic Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY. This is an invitation-only event. For more information, contact Kathleen Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.