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John Carroll has a proud and distinguished tradition of intercollegiate athletics. John Carroll student-athletes are held to high standards on and off the field of competition and are some of the hardest working student-athletes in all of Division III Athletics. Additional support is necessary to continue this tradition and create opportunities for success for future generations of Blue Streak student-athletes.

Athletic Philanthropic Priorities

The Blue Gold Club

The mission of the Blue Gold Club is to: support, promote and recognize varsity athletics at John Carroll University. Since it’s inception in 1982, the Blue Gold Club has been the official booster club for varsity athletics at John Carroll University. The Club has been instrumental in providing additional support for facility renovations & enhancements, training improvements, capital support for individual teams, awards, recognition, in addition to other athletic support that benefits ALL varsity student-athletes.

Team Specific Gift Funds & Endowments

Direct support to each individual varsity athletic team is instrumental in ensuring that each coach is able to provide an amazing student-athlete experience. The creation of funds dedicated to supporting individual teams (restricted operating funds and endowed funds) allows the coaches of each team the ability to enhance the team experience and fund opportunities and experiences over and beyond what annual budgets cover. Enhanced experiences assist in recruiting exceptional student-athletes to matriculate to John Carroll and provide lifelong memories for JCU student-athletes.

Tennis Complex: $2,000,000

Renovating JCU's out-of-date tennis facility will drastically improve JCU Tennis' ability to compete for conference championships and also allow our teams to compete on a national level. It will improve the prospects for student-athlete success, on and off the tennis court, as well as serve as a recruiting tool for an even stronger level of future tennis student-athletes.

The Championship Endowment: $500,000

The endowment will support individual student-athletes and entire teams who qualify for NCAA postseason competitions, in perpetuity. The Championship Endowment will enable the Senior Director of Athletics to allocate additional and supplemental support for exemplary student-athletes and teams. When one of the 21 men's or women's varsity wins an OAC championship and/or qualifies for NCAA post season competitions, they are in need of extra resources for practice time, travel, lodging, and team victory celebrations. This fund will ensure that our championship student-athletes have the necessary support to compete at the highest level and

Athletic Director Strategic Fund: $500,000

This fund will empower and enable the Senior Director of Athletics to address funding challenges that the athletic department faces on a year to year basis. Some years the women's volleyball team requires new uniforms, the football team might need an equipment upgrade, or the coach of a specific team might need an increased coaching or training stipends. JCU has 21 Varsity athletic teams and each year they present unforeseen challenges that can be addressed by this fund.