HAF and Ticket Office End of the Year Information

Dec. 13, 2013

As the holidays and the end of the year quickly approach us, there is important information we wish to pass on to WKU Fans, Season Ticket Holders and Hilltopper Athletic Foundation members.

From December 16th through January 4th Western Kentucky University will be closed. However, the WKU Athletics Ticket Office and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation will be open during this time with adjusted hours of operation.  Please see below the hours of operation for the Ticket Office and HAF as well as  vital information pertaining to end of year donations.

Important Information for End of Year Donations

As we approach the end of the year, there is still time to make a gift to the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and take advantage of 2013 tax benefits.  We hope you will consider making an end of year donation to the HAF and help make an impact for our student-athletes.  Becoming a member of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation starts with a minimum donation of $50.00 and goes towards funding student-athlete scholarships at WKU.  As you consider this gift, please note the following information to insure proper tax credit is received for 2013.

Online Donations:  Contributions through HAF website are processed immediately and securely.  Gifts made through the site can be made up to 11:59pm on December 31st.

Credit Card Donations:  As outlined by IRS, credit card gifts must be processed by December 31, 2013 to count as a 2013 tax deduction.  All credit card gifts must be received by Noon on December 31st through Hilltopper Athletic Foundation or WKU Foundation to allow time for processing.

Checks:  In order to receive 2013 tax deductions, checks must be dated and postmarked on or before December 31st.

Tax Information:  In accordance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines, all or a portion of your gift may be tax deductible.  The deductibility of your gift may be reduced based on donor benefits received.  You will receive a gift receipt from the WKU Foundation for your charitable contribution.  Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax implications of your donation.

To learn more about the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation please visit www.supporthaf.org.

How to make your end of year donation

There are several options available to making your end of year gift.

  • Make your donation online
  • Over the phone by calling the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation at (270) 745-5321 during the hours of operation listed below, or contact the WKU Foundation at (270) 745-60208.  Please be sure to leave a message if prompted and a representative will return your call.
  • Mail your donation to:  

           Hilltopper Athletic Foundation
           1605 Avenue of Champions
           Bowling Green, KY 42101

Holiday Hours of Operation

Ticket Office:     

December 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th: Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 18th: Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   

December 27th & 30th: Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 23rd - 25th, 31st, and January 1st-3rd: CLOSED

For any questions or concerns regarding your ticket needs, you can contact a ticket office representative at (270) 745-5222, or in person at Diddle Arena during these hours of operations.  Reminder, you may purchase season tickets and single game tickets 24/7 online at www.wkusports.com.

Hilltopper Athletic Foundation:

December 16th – 20th & 23rd: Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 27th and 30th: Open 8 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

December 31st: Open 8 a.m. – Noon

December 24th – 26th, and January 1st – 3rd: CLOSED

Reminder, you may make your donation online, by contacting an HAF representative by calling (270) 745-5321, or in person at Diddle Arena during these hours of operation.

The WKU Ticket Office and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation will resume normal operating hours beginning January 6th, 2014.

From all of us on The Hill, we wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday.