Fullerton students approved a $14-a-semester athletic fee in 1993. A total of around $500,000 raised from the fee will be distributed among the various sports this academic year, based on recommendations made by a student athletic advisory council.
But that money is also helping to soften the blow of athletic department budget cuts in recent years brought on by the state money crunch.
Easterbrook said he's considering several ways to improve fund-raising. Among the possibilities for baseball, he said, would be to sell priority seating options, along with developing corporate sponsorships.
The athletic department recently added a full-time fund-raiser, Bob May, who had been working in fund-raising on the university level. "We want to get a broader base of people involved, and get the Titan Athletic Foundation excited about the program," Easterbrook said.