Please Help Us Save Our Team!
As most of you likely know, Butler University has made the decision to eliminate the men's swimming team as of June 1, 2007. According to Athletic Director Barry Collier, the decision to discontinue swimming was made for purely financial reasons. Upon further review of the actual cost of the men's swimming team, the budget of $11,220 accounts for less than one-tenth of one percent of the University's total $9.6 million athletic expenditure for a given year. The purpose of this petition is to demonstrate to the administration of Butler University that the elimination of the men's team is an enormous mistake. In a sport like swimming, cutting the men's squad does not just eliminate a team, it cuts in half a family in terms of training, competition, and support. As a plea from past, present, and future Butler swimmers, please take a moment to sign our petition to demonstrate to Butler that cutting one half of a team to save such a miniscule amount of money is a terrible decision.
The Butler University Swim Team