The Blue & White Loyalty Points Program was established to ensure Bulls fans and supporters are properly acknowledged for their longstanding support of UB Athletics. Loyalty Points provide a mechanism for prioritizing the distribution of game day benefits to all Blue & White Fund donors.
Loyalty Points are used to allocate parking locations, post-season ticket allocations (i.e. NCAA Tournament) and season ticket relocation. Allocation of these benefits will be based on your donor rank within your respective gift level.
The Blue & White Fund can only allocate points to the donor whose name is on the corresponding account. Please make sure your season ticket and donor accounts have accurate contact information.
It is important to note that points are given to gifts paid-in-full (not on pledges) and only CURRENT Blue & White Fund donors are able to use their points. CURRENT status is for individuals who have made a gift within the current benefits cycle.
All past donors and season ticket holders are encouraged to make and increase their gifts to maximize the opportunities associated with Loyalty Points.
Loyalty Points Formula
* Awarded each consecutive fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) of Blue & White Fund giving. If you do not renew your gift within the fiscal year all points in this category will start over.
# Awarded for each year an individual has purchased at least 1 season ticket in football, men’s basketball or women’s basketball. Tickets and donations must be in the same individual's name or company’s name. Records are based tickets purchased from 1999.
+ Any person who has earned a degree from the University at Buffalo, undergraduate or graduate. One bonus will be given regardless of the number of degrees you have earned.
% Any former student-athlete who competed on a varsity team.
Below is a sample calculation for Victor E. Bull
Victor is a former UB student-athlete that graduated from the university 10 years ago. Victor has earned 10 points for being a former student-athlete and 5 points for graduating. 15 points
Blue & White Fund
Victor began contributing to the Blue & White Fund 5 years ago. He gave $250 each year for the first three years, and has given $500 for the last two years. Additionally, Victor gave $1,000 to the Blue & White Fund for the football locker room renovation project this past year. Victor has earned 34 points for his Blue & White Fund gifts ($1,750), 20 points for his gift to the locker room project ($1,000) and 5 points for consecutive giving to the Blue & White Fund. 59 points
Victor has purchased football tickets for the last 8 years and men’s and women’s basketball season tickets for the last 5 years. 13 points
Victor E. Bull’s Loyalty Point Total: 87
Putting Your Points To Work
The UB Men’s Basketball team wins the 2016 MAC Tournament and is going dancing for the second year in a row. UB Athletics is allotted 300 tickets by the NCAA for UB’s first round game, these tickets are locked in to a set price of $100.00 for the lower bowl and $76.00 for the upper bowl. This is considered the official “UB section” in the arena for all donors, alumni and fans. Securing seats through UB Athletics avoids the frustration, randomness and inflated prices of the secondary ticket market.
UB Athletics receives 925 ticket requests from athletics donors, alumni and fans. In order to allocate these 300 tickets in a fair, clear and accurate manner the Blue & White Fund then refers to their LOYALTY POINT RANK for ticket allocation. Out of the 925 ticket requests. Not everyone who has requested tickets has a LOYALTY POINT RANK and that does not necessarily eliminate them from receiving tickets, but if there are at least 300 individuals who have requested tickets who do have a LOYALTY POINT RANK then the individuals with a LOYALTY POINT RANK will receive priority, thus eliminating the individuals who do not have a LOYALTY POINT RANK.
In this case, the LOYALTY POINT RANK cut off was the donor ranked #587. That means everyone with a ranking of 587 or above received tickets for the NCAA first and second rounds with the option to purchase a maximum of two seats in the official UB section. Everyone without a LOYALTY POINT RANK or with a ranking below #587 were not granted the opportunity to purchase tickets through UB Athletics.
The LOYALTY POINT formula is described just as it sounds, individuals are rewarded for consecutive year gifts to the Blue & White Fund, total years as a basketball or football season ticket holder and awarded for giving more to advancing the athletics mission. Of course, fittingly enough UB graduates of all levels as well as former student-athletes are awarded through their one time bonuses.