Team Support

James Eddy III 


Michael Anderson-Mitterling
Brad Avery
Donald Ayres, III
James Bailey
Donald Burdge
Colin Campbell
Greg Helias
Robert Kinney
Robert Little
Carol Merriman
Richard Merriman
Edwin Meserve
David Miller
Ben Mitchell
Michael Segerblom
John T. Shadden

Russ Silvestri

Michael Uznis

Andrew Zimbaldi


Donald Ayres, Jr.

James Eddy
John Edgcomb

Patrick Scruggs

The University of Southern California Varsity Sailing Team is a member of both the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association of North America and the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference, the national and regional bodies overseeing college sailing throughout North America. Although college sailing is well organized and has a solid and historic foundation, college sailing is not a NCAA sport. The USC Varsity Sailing Team receives no financial, and limited administrative support from the University itself. The Sailing Team has always existed and continues its strong tradition through the support of an endowment fund and through the necessary contributions from donors such as you. Won't you consider supporting the Sailing Team and continuing this fine tradition?


Although the Sailing Team continually ranks at or near the top of the sailing rankings year in and year out, the Team operates on one of the smallest budgets compared to its peers. Think of the cost involved in fielding a strong sailing team and you'll realize how every bit of support helps. There are facilities costs, and you can imagine the cost associated with running an adequate training facility along the water. There are transportation costs - since the USC Main Campus is not adjacent to the water, team members must be transported to the sailing facility each practice day; additionally, there is travel up and down the West Coast, trailering boats to regattas, or flying across country to compete in national level events. And there are the costs of the fleet of racing boats themselves, sails, upkeep, coaching and support, and the list goes on. Every bit of support the Varsity Sailing Team receives from donors like you is critical to the team's existence and success, so please consider giving today.

Please consider the following:

Your support is the means that allows the Sailing Team to exist day in and day out and it allows them to compete successfully at the highest level of the sport.

Your support can go beyond purely monetary support. We have need for in-kind products that can be used in the program and time from volunteers.

The donation of significant assets, especially vehicles such as SUV's, is especially welcome since these can be used to transport sailors and tow boat trailers to regattas. The donation of other significant assets such as cars, boats, even marketable securities, is extremely helpful since these can be turned into valuable cash to support the Team's operations.

The Team has an established endowment fund that provides continuing support year after year. Wouldn't you consider a significant contribution to this fund or including the Team in your estate planning?

Naming opportunities exist for significant contributions. Please contact Mike Segerblom at 562-433-7939 about opportunities available.

Your contributions to the Team are tax deductible.

Please call 562-433-7939 to make a donation over the phone or if you have questions.