The Next Level Success Fund was created to help redefine the levels of competitive excellence for UC student-athletes. Its creation expands our fundraising focus to support the more immediate needs of our Bearcats -- providing critical resources to our nearly 500 student-athletes as we work together through the unprecedented challenges of the 2020 college athletics landscape and "new normal" that will follow.
Of primary concern is strengthening and sustaining the mental, emotional and physical health of our young people. That necessarily includes such things as providing nutritional resources and covering emergency medical insurance costs. Our student-athletes' lives have been disrupted in recent months, both as students and athletes. As always -- but especially now -- they continue to be our priority and deserve our full support. And the Next Level Success Fund is the exciting new way to do that and thereby advance UC Athletics overall.