Here are some ways you can contribute to our success now!

Support Furman Elite

Founded in 2012, Furman Elite is a post-collegiate track club based in Greenville, South Carolina. The group consists of eight world-class athletes who, with the support of individual donors and sponsorships, are working to achieve Olympic goals. Under the guidance of two-time Olympian and Furman Director of Track & Field/XC, Robert Gary, Furman Elite specializes in mid-distance events ranging from the 800 to the 3k Steeplechase to the 5k. The ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan.

We are looking for sponsors to help endorse Furman Elite’s mission: fulfill our Olympic aspirations while using our position as elite athletes and positive role models to reach out to the local community. Your tax-deductible donation will be applied directly to a variety of athletic expenses that allow us to take advantage of premier-level coaching, travel to the country’s top competitions, two intensive altitude training trips, and consistent physical therapy.

We gratefully accept any donation; however contributions of $500 or more will be commemorated on site at Furman’s Irwin Belk Track Complex. To donate to the Furman Elite program make checks payable to “Furman University” and include “Furman Elite” in the memo section. Mail to: Furman Track Office Attn: Coach Robert Gary 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613

Plus 3

Now you can support Furman Elite without opening your checkbook or wallet. Thanks to the Plus 3 Network this is now possible: There is a former businessman who decided to devote his post-retirement energies to promoting physical health and well-being in America. To do so, he created a charitable financial incentive for logging exercise online– every mile you run, lap you swim, neighborhood you walk, and lawn you mow generates cash for a charity or organization of your choosing. Furman Elite was selected to be among the featured training groups. With consistent exercise and documentation, the quarters and dimes add up, and within a week you will have earned a few dollars just by typing a few entries.

The site functions as quality training log in its own right, and the ability to leave your log public introduces a bit of accountability for those looking for that sort of motivation. Just save the link as a favorite in your web browser and update it at your convenience. Simply follow the link below and complete the registration form—it only requires a valid email address—and start logging your physical activity. Before you know it, you will be earning a few dollars a week for the team and keeping track of all that you are doing to stay fit. Learn more at

1. Go to
2. Click “Sign Up” in the Top right corner of the site
3. Fill out the sign up form with your valid e-mail address
4. Click “Sign Up with Plus3” once form is completed
5. Choose Your Cause… scroll down to “Recreation and Sports” and click “Sign up with this Cause” under TEAM FURMAN ELITE
6. Open your email inbox to find one from Plus 3. Click on the link provided inside the e-mail that takes you to our clubhouse
7. You’re ready to start earning Kudos ($!) for TEAM FURMAN ELITE. At the top left of the page you will find an “enter by hand” area (highlighted in green) and an “Enter Healthy Habit” tab to start logging healthy exercise and healthy activities!

Have questions about joining our clubhouse on Contact Chad Balyo at 937-405- 9116 or