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Support Bengal Football

What is F.A.T.?

Football Alumni Team

The organization started in 1999 with a group of ex Bengal footballers who wanted to have a great time tailgating before each game and raise some funds to help the ISU football program. To this day the mission remains the same - PROMOTE AND SUPPORT ISU FOOTBALL!

We operate under ISU's 501(c)(3) status, therefore providing a tax deductible receipt for your donations.

Who Can Join?


Ex ISU football players, friends of ex ISU football players, anyone who supports ISU football can become a member. We encourage anyone who wants to see the ISU football program succeed to become a member, and we highly recommend that husband and wife teams become members.

How much are Dues/Donations?

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There are many ways to give and show your support of ISU football from $1 per inch of your waist size; $50 per couple; or outright donations of $250, $500, or $1001. All dues/donations are earmarked and go directly to ISU's football program.

F.A.T.'s tailgate will begin at least 3 hours before every home football game and is located on the EAST side of Holt Arena. There will be food, beverages (in cups!), games on TV's, friends and fun. College games already in progress from around the country will be airing so you can come early and not miss the college game of the week. You'll be able to meet and greet friends of new and old; spin yarns of days gone by but most of all, you'll be spending time with folks who support and desire to see ISU football succeed.

A picture of the Holt Arena field.

How do you Become a Member?

Fill out the Membership form

You can join online by clicking the "Join Now Online" link below, or you you can click the "Join Now Offline" link, print and fill out the 2016 F.A.T. Registration form and return it with your dues to the address listed on the form.

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2016 and Future Goal – Endow a F.A.T. Football Scholarship

The F.A.T. goal for 2016 and future years is to raise enough donations to endow a football scholarship. We truly believe that endowing a scholarship is the best investment that we can make to insure that future athletes have the same opportunity that we enjoyed.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is a sum of money that is never spent, but is invested to provide a dependable stream of income. Endowments are permanent.

How large a donation does an endowment require?

The minimum amount to officially establish an endowment is $10,000.

Who can create an endowment?

Anyone may create an endowment. Individuals, foundations, corporations, and various clubs and organizations have all created successful endowments at Idaho State University.

How are scholarship awards made from individual endowments?

Only the interest income from an endowment is awarded in the form of scholarship dollars. Idaho State University usually awards the first 5% of interest income on endowments. One or more awards can be made from that amount.

Can I determine what type of student my endowment will benefit?

Absolutely. Donors provide the ISU Foundation with the guidelines for choosing the recipients of their scholarships. You may specify a certain position on the field, major, grade point average, participation in a certain sport, or any other areas you wish to emphasize. A tremendous need exists, however, for unrestricted dollars, which are directed to the areas of greatest need by the Idaho State University Scholarship Committee. Endowments may also support areas other than scholarships, such as equipment or facilities.

Will I ever know the recipients of my gift?

Each year you will receive a letter from the ISU Foundation indicating the students who received your scholarship and some information about them. In addition, students are provided with information indicating the donor of their award, and will make personal contact with you.

After the initial donation, how will my endowment grow?

Endowment funds grow most quickly through continued support from the original donor and from additional donations from friends and family. Endowment funds are carefully invested for the highest yield. Unless the donor specifies otherwise, the first 5% of the interest income is awarded to students in the form of scholarships, and the rest is returned to the principal to help the endowment grow.

I would like to start an endowment, but I am unable to provide the entire $10,000 at this time. What can I do?

The ISU Foundation allows donors three years to reach the minimum amount of $10,000 to start an endowment. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund needs only to send contributions to the ISU Foundation indicating the endowment to which it should be applied. When the amount reaches $10,000, the director of scholarships and endowments will contact you to complete the agreement.

If you are interested in donating to the ISU F.A.T. Endowed Football Scholarship, please contact Don Neves at 208-406-3957 or by clicking the link and filling out the contact form here .

Upcoming F.A.T. Events


Date Title More
06/23/2018 2018 F.A.T Golf Scramble More Information Coming Soon.

Football Schedule


Date Time Opponent Location
9/1/2017TBAWestern StatePocatello, Idaho
9/15/2017TBAUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley, CA
9/22/2017TBANorth DakotaGrand Forks, ND
9/29/2017TBANAUPocatello, Idaho
10/6/2017TBAIdahoPocatello, Idaho
10/13/2017TBAUC DavisDavis, CA
10/20/2017TBALibertyLynchburg, VA
10/27/2017TBAMontana StatePocatello, ID
11/3/2017TBAPortland StatePortland, OR
11/10/2017TBACAL PolySan Luis Obispo, CA
11/17/17TBAWeber StatePocatello, ID


Contact Board Members

If you have any questions, please call any of the board members listed below. Let's get back to where it started. We're hoping that you will again be a part of this group and are looking forward to seeing you in September.

Go BENGALS Don Neves
Contact Don
Joe Haber
Tom Jewell
John Kalivas
Dave Mattson
Hunter Rodriguez
LD Barthlome
Warren Whitaker
Jason Whitmer