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Pirate Club Debuts New Home for Pirate Nation

March 07, 2013

GREENVILLE, NC, March 7, 2013 — The ECU Pirate Club proudly introduces its new, highly interactive home on the web with the launch of www.ECUPirateClub.com today. Highly-customized, designed and hosted by Greenville’s own Evolve, Inc., the site’s modern look and feel is expressive of the Pirate Club’s ongoing commitment to supporting student- athletes at ECU and the sophisticated programs the Pirate Club has put in place in order to do so. 

The site’s streamlined user interface keeps all content and imagery available in no more than two to three clicks, which tailors to the needs of the broad audience of supporters that visit the site annually. Users or new prospective members can easily access information regarding athletics, ticketing, Capital Campaign giving or simply making a donation to the Pirate Club directly via the secure portal on the site. Pirate Club members can log in from anywhere to access specific content regarding their individual account information, donations and ticket orders via their individual portal. 

Visually, a dynamic homepage prominently spotlights trending topics within university athletics, as well as featured donor and athlete news and recent photos from Pirate Club events. The site’s event calendar and Facebook feed, updated in real time with up-to-the-minute happenings, provide the most recent Pirate Club information to supporters near and far. In addition, the site fosters the spirit of Pirate Nation by featuring frequently updated interviews from a number of Pirates including athletes, athletic staff, donors and fans. The videos will allow users to connect with their peers and understand firsthand the tangible effects of their donations and support. 

Mark Hessert, Associate Executive Director of the ECU Pirate Club stated of the site “The continued success and longevity of the Pirate Club is critically dependent upon the involvement and support of our members. Our new home on the web is indicative of our commitment to stay connected with all of Pirate Nation and make it easier for them to stay connected with us. We want to keep our supporters abreast of all that our Pirate Club is able to do because of their generosity and provide new visitors with the opportunity to see why it’s is such a great day—every day—to be a Pirate.”

About The ECU Pirate Club
The mission of the East Carolina University Educational Foundation, Inc., d/b/a/ the Pirate Club, is to be the friend-raising and fund-raising arm of East Carolina University’s Division I athletics program, representing the highest principles of honesty and integrity. By conducting annual fund, endowment, and capital campaigns in support of student-athlete scholarships, athletic facility enhancements and other programmatic needs, the Pirate Club seeks to bring positive recognition to East Carolina University and the region it serves through a competitive athletics program. For more information, visit www.ECUPirateClub.com or call (252) 737-4540.

About Evolve, Inc.
Established in 2002, Evolve, Inc. is Greenville and Eastern North Carolina’s premier full service advertising agency, specializing in brand management and marketing strategy through the integrated use of marketing, advertising and public relations. For further information or to schedule a consultation visit www.evolveinc.com or call (252) 754-2957.

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