Autograph and Donation Requests
A Community Partner
The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics is committed to being involved in the Western NY community and working collaboratively with groups and organizations that desire to make a positive impact in the area. We value opportunities to involve the UB Bulls with the work of other community groups and we will make every effort to support as many requests as possible. Please download the Autograph Item/Donation Request Form, fill out the form, scan it, and email it along with a flyer for your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donation Request Limitations
Only requests made by a registered charitable, educational or non-profit organization will be considered. Proof of non-profit status may be required for some requests. NCAA rules prohibit the Division of Athletics from providing donations to a high school or any organization that benefits prospective student-athletes (grades 9-12, junior college, prep school) through raising money for the high-school's or organization's athletics or other programs. In addition, an institution may not donate to any organization for the purpose of raising funds to provide financial assistance/scholarships to high-school students to attend the collegiate institutions of their choice. So, if you are hosting a fundraiser for any type of college scholarship for high school or junior college students, we are unfortunately unable to provide you with any assistance or donations.
Requests for Donations of Tickets
The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics is committed to supporting the community’s charitable, educational and philanthropic causes through its ticket donation program. Each year, the Division of Athletics receives hundreds of donation requests and strives to accommodate as many entities as possible. NCAA rules, however, preclude the distribution of tickets to specific individuals and organizations.
The tickets are not to benefit an individual of “recruitable” age (grades 9-12, junior college, prep school). Therefore, we may not issue complimentary tickets or donations of any kind to high school clubs, teams, or other high school-aged groups as part of their fundraisers, raffles, etc.
In accordance with NCAA rules and in order to adhere to our highest priority, protecting our student-athletes' eligibility, UB will not honor requests for student-athletes' autographs. NCAA bylaws prohibit the use of a student-athlete's photograph and/or autograph on any commercial item (i.e. photographs, jerseys, balls, helmets, etc.) The sale of such items on internet auction sites (i.e. Ebay) constitutes a violation of NCAA rules and has serious ramifications for our student-athletes. The job of the UB Compliance Office is to insure that our student-athletes' collegiate eligibility is not jeopardized. We ask your help in protecting our student-athletes. Thank you for your understanding and support.