Athletes Supporting Athletes. Official Ambassadors or Cal Athletics <> Teammates for Life.

The LEtterman Society Of Cal Athletics

ATHLETES SUPPORTING ATHLETES

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About

Athletic competition began at the University of California (“Cal”) in the years between 1868 and 1882.  On February 12th, 1908, the athletes from its intercollegiate varsity sports founded The Big C Society® in order to establish the standards for earning a varsity athletic letter, its most well known role.  Now organized as a 501(c)3 charity, The Big C Society® also provides supplemental funding to Cal's non-revenue sports, its seriously injured athletes and to events and programs that connect and support Cal's athletes for life.

athletes

We invite you to explore the standout student-athletes from our teams, along with inductees to Cal's Athletic Hall of Fame. In its history, Cal has claimed 98 national team titles in 16 different sports and has produced 301 individual national champions.  In kind, Cal's student-athletes have capturing a total of 207 Olympic Medals, including 117 Gold, 51 Silver, and 39 Bronze.

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Giving

Cal's past varsity athletes, corporations, trusts and individuals support today's student-athletes through contributions to The Big C Society® Sports Fund. Proceeds help non-revenue teams acquire equipment, training tools and other items not covered by the Athletic Department’s budget, and provide supplemental financial support to the recoveries of student-athletes who are seriously injured or critically ill. We invite you to to support Cal's student-athletes by making a gift.  

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Events

Throughout the year The Big C Society® organizes events on behalf of Cal Athletics that gathers together its student-athletes and celebrates their achievements.  We invite you to explore these events and reconnect with your remarkable fellow student-athletes.


 
THE BIG C SOCIETY® IS HEROIC AND HELPED FUND MY RECOVERY FROM A LIVER TRANSPLANT AND LYMPHOMA
— SAVANNAH RENNIE, CAL VOLLEYBALL
 
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