We all support and love our Towson Tigers, but there is a lot more to TU athletics than what they do on the field. While the Towson University Athletics Department has some significant accolades and big wins, they have even more to be proud of when you take a look at their unique relationships with community partners.

Being an anchor institution, Towson University especially understands the importance of university-community partnerships and values our relationships with non-profits, municipalities, businesses, schools, government agencies, and neighborhoods. Over the past several years, the TU Athletics Department has expanded their relationships with a variety of partners. They have focused on game-day activities that are centered on specific themes such as military appreciation, Autism awareness, first responders appreciation, and, for the first time this year, TU Partners. These theme-based games are not only great fun for all those who attend, they are opportunities to create awareness and they open up the door for further potential collaborations with Towson University.

Future Partnerships

With a great team in place, TU Athletics is always looking for new ways to grow their university-community partnerships to be much more comprehensive than just the game-day activities. A recent example of this was when Will Huff, Deputy Director of Athletics for Operations, and his team, met with several folks at Aberdeen Proving Ground to explore potential opportunities for Towson University to work more closely with the Army throughout the year. Ideas such as day camps with the youth teams and TU athletes at Aberdeen Proving Ground, internships, and collaborating on college access and readiness initiatives were tossed around. I have no doubt that this, and all of the partnerships that TU Athletics sustains, will continue to grow while making a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors in Greater Baltimore and beyond.

Join Us for TU Partner Night

If you’d like to see our Towson Tigers in action, please join my colleagues and me on Thursday, February 16 for TU Partner night. This is a chance to celebrate all of our community partners who help to make a difference in the lives of those in Greater Baltimore. The Tigers will be taking on the Elon Phoenix at 7:00 pm in the SECU Arena. Tickets are free for our partners and guests, so please share with any and all of your community partners. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/BTUAppreciation and enter the promo code: BTU. I hope to see you there!