Rockne Heritage Fund

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Our Story

News headlines call attention to Notre Dame’s twenty-seven team national championships, eight-straight number one finishes atop the NCAA Graduation Success Rate rankings, and the countless daily achievements of our athletes. But behind the headlines are the individual stories of the 700 student-athletes for whom you make the dream of wearing blue and gold a reality.

Here are the stories of three student-athletes who have not only benefited from Rockne Heritage Fund gifts, but exemplify the impact return on our benefactors investments:

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Rockne Experiences

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All Green level members and above will receive a football ticket lottery application - special contributors status.

Gifts must be complete by Dec. 31 in order to qualify for the upcoming season. Applicants will be able to apply for two to six tickets per game, depending on game availability and their donor level. In recent years Director's Circle members have had an over 90% success rate for home game tickets requested through the lottery.

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Join in the biggest party on campus! Rockne Members along with other Recognition Society Members are invited to join in the festivities with food, beverages, music, games and more! With a new location for 2016, this will be the place to be before kick-off! Advance registration strongly encouraged, but not required. $25 entrance fee for adults, children under 12 free.

When: Each Home Game Saturday
Where: DeBartolo Quad (just north of the DPAC)
Time for 3:30 pm Kick-offs:11:30 - 3:00 pm
Time for Night Kick-offs:2:30 - 6:30 pm
Cost: $25 entrance fee for adults, children 12 and under are free

recognition weekend

Friday, September 23

  • Join your fellow Rockne Benefactors for the annual Rockne Recognition Weekend for the Duke game.
  • Evening reception with "Special Guests", student-athletes, light buffet, drinks and much more.
  • Admission is complimentary for all Green Level Members and above. Registration required.

Saturday, September 24

  • Locker Room Tours, Blue Members and above
  • Pre-Game Field Passes, Gold Members and above

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As a Gold Level member, go behind-the-scenes with the men and women who lead the Fighting Irish — Notre Dame coaches. This new experience features a quarterly conference call, which includes an overview from the coach on topics such as recruiting and the upcoming season. Benefactors will also have the opportunity to ask their own questions in an extensive Q&A session.

Scheduled Chats

The date, time and guest for the August Coach’s Chat will be announced shortly

Gold Members will receive a call at the time of the scheduled chat, via their preferred phone number with the University.  Members will be contacted two weeks in advance of the Coach's Chat with a notification of the phone number which is slated to be called. At that time, members may respond to the email with a different preferred number.

Single Game Ticket Pre-Sale

All Rockne contributors with a gift of $100 or more will have access to single game ticket pre-sales, which gives you the chance to purchase available tickets for Notre Dame football and basketball games before the general public. Football games go on sale in July and basketball tickets go on sale in September. Members will receive an email allowing them to purchase in their exclusive pre-sale window.

Football Single Game Ticket Pre-Sale Information

All Rockne contributors with a gift of $100 or more will get access to single game tickets 2 days before the general public. The pre-sale is an online only sale that will take place in July. You must have your gift in by June 30th to be eligible for the pre-sale.

Men's Basketball Single Game Ticket Pre-Sale Information

All Rockne contributors with a gift of $100 will get access to single game tickets before the general public. The pre-sale will begin in late September. Specific dates, times and instructions on how to purchase tickets will be sent out in early September.

Pre-Game Sideline Access

There’s nothing quite like being on the sideline watching your Fighting Irish warm up in Notre Dame Stadium. As a Gold Level member, you and a guest have the chance to experience this for one game a season. Available games will be communicated.

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Get your chance to be on the field at Notre Dame Stadium just moments after the game ends. This experience, available exclusively through the Notre Dame Experience mobile app, will provide Director’s Circle members the opportunity to go on the field shortly following the football team’s singing of the Alma Mater. Instructions on how to download and use the app will be sent to all Rockne members.

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Facility Tours

The football locker room at Notre Dame Stadium is hallowed ground. This experience, available exclusively through the Notre Dame Experience mobile app, will provide Director’s Circle members the opportunity to access limited space for Friday Locker Room tours. Tours must be accessed by members using the mobile application.

Instructions on how to download and use the app will be sent to all Rockne members.

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Back The Irish

As a new Blue Level member, you will receive one seat engraving in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. As a new Gold Level member, you will receive TWO seat engravings in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. If you’ve been a member of either the Gold or Blue levels for at least five years, you are automatically eligible for this feature.

Both levels will also receive a framed photo of the engraving after installation. Memberships fulfilled by 12/31 receive a spring installation, and memberships fulfilled by 6/30 receive a fall installation.

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For more information contact: Alex Romagnolo, Director, Rockne Heritage Fund • 574.631.0448 • aromagnolo@nd.edu

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